J. MARTINEZ L. DE LETONA, M.D.; C. MASA VAZQUEZ, M.D.; R. PEREZ MAESTU, M.D.
To the editor: In the recently published update, "The Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Mass," Copeland (1) reviews his experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital, with an extensive search of the literature. We want to add a possibility not included among those described in the paper: a cold adrenal abscess in a patient with Addison's disease of tuberculous origin.
A 40-year-old man was referred from another hospital for evaluation of a right adrenal mass detected in a computed-tomographic scan. For the last 10 months he had progressive asthenia and weight loss after an acute episode of vomiting and diarrhea. He did not
DE LETONA JML, VAZQUEZ CM, MAESTU RP. Adrenal Cold Abscesses. Ann Intern Med. ;99:413–414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-413_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):413-414.
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