OLGA CUSHING LEARY JR., M.D.; JACOB J. MASTERS, M.D.
Cases of adrenal insufficiency produced by metastatic carcinoma are unusual, if not rare, though carcinomatous metastases to the adrenals are not uncommon. The obvious explanation is probably the correct one—that patients usually die as the result of the primary lesion or of metastases to other organs, before the adrenal metastases attain great size or destructiveness. Bronchogenic carcinoma is notably prone to produce adrenal metastases, and a number of well documented cases of adrenal insufficiency resulting from such metastases have recently been published.1, 2 It may be of interest to add another case to the much smaller series of primary gastric
LEARY OC, MASTERS JJ. ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY PRODUCED BY METASTASES FROM GASTRIC CARCINOMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1161–1165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1161
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1161-1165.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastric Cancer, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer.
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