D. CARRASCO, M.D.; L. PALLARDO, M.D.; M. PRIETO, M.D.; J.L. MOLL, M.D.; J.M. CRUZ, M.D.; J. BERENGUER, M.D.
To the editor: Androgenic-anabolic steroids have been implicated in the genesis of primary liver tumours. Benign hepatic adenomas are rare and, to our knowledge, no previous case associated with long-term treatment with a non-17-alpha alkylated derivative has been described. We report hepatic adenomata in a renal transplant patient who had previously received androgenic treatment for 12 years. Careful questioning showed that the patient had never received a 17-alpha alkylated compound.
A 32-year-old man with Alport's syndrome, on chronic hemodialysis since March 1973, received a cadaveric renal allograft in June 1983. Treatment was started in February 1971, with intramuscular nandrolone phenpropionate,
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CARRASCO D, PALLARDO L, PRIETO M, MOLL J, CRUZ J, BERENGUER J. Hepatic Adenomata and Androgen Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-316_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):316.
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