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Feminizing adrenocortical carcinoma in a postmenopausal woman.
  1. B. Barcelo,
  2. J. Abascal,
  3. J. Ardaiz,
  4. P. Gil,
  5. A. Colas,
  6. J. Menendez,
  7. J. L. Inchausti


    The successful surgical removal of a feminizing adrenal tumour in a postmenopausal woman is described. Most of these tumours are malignant and the pathological findings and the biological behaviour of the tumour frequently do not correlate, so that a careful follow-up is necessary. In the presence of vaginal bleeding in a postmenopausal woman endometrial carcinoma should be considered. If this has been ruled out and if oestrogens are elevated with low plasma gonadotrophins, a feminizing ovarian or adrenal tumour should be considered.

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