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A Case of primary adrenal lymphoma presenting with adrenal insufficiency

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G.P. Samarasinghe ,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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C.N. Antonypillai,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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U.P. Kalubowila,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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R.M.P. Ratnayake,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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E.M.S.B. Ekanayake,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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B.M.I.K. Thilakarathne

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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Abstract

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with secondary involvement of the adrenal gland is not uncommon, however primary adrenal lymphoma leading to adrenal insufficiency is a rare occurrence. We report a case of primary adrenal lymphoma (PAL) that presented with adrenal insufficiency. Presence of persistent hyponatremia lead to the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency. Computerized Tomography revealed the presence of bilateral large adrenal masses without lymphadenopathy or other organ involvement and histology confirmed the diagnosis of diffuse Non-Hodgkin B Cell Lymphoma. He was given hydrocortisone replacement therapy and was referred for chemotherapy though he died due to the poor prognosis of this malignancy.

How to Cite: Samarasinghe, G.P. et al. , (2018). A Case of primary adrenal lymphoma presenting with adrenal insufficiency . Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism . 8 ( 1 ) , pp . 40–44 . DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v8i1.7350
Published on 17 Apr 2018.
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