Images: Port site recurrence on followup imaging after adrenalectomy for adrenocortical carcinoma — first indicator of carcinomatosis

Kristen McAlpine, Nikhile Mookerji, Luke T. Lavallée, James Watterson


Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive malignancy of the adrenal cortex. Complete surgical resection is essential for localized tumours because ACC is highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.1 Use of a laparoscopic approach for adrenalectomy in the setting of a confirmed or suspected ACC is controversial because it is unknown if laparoscopy provides equivalent oncological outcomes compared to an open approach.

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