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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 3;
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 470-472
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013193.470
Published online: 22 November 2013

J of IMAB. 2013 Jul-Dec;19(3):470-472
Nikola Y. Kolev1, Valentin L. Ignatov1, Anton Y. Tonev1 Corresponding Autor, Aleksandar K. Zlatarov1, Elitsa P. Encheva2, Tanya N. Kirilova1, Vasil M. Bojkov3, Krasimir D. Ivanov1.
1) Department of General and Operative Surgery, 2) Department of Nuclear Medicine, Metabolic Therapy and Radiotherapy, 3) Department of Surgical Diseases University Hospital “St. Marina” Varna, Bulgaria, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria. .

Adrenal oncocytomas are usually non functional and hence incidentally detected. Most of these adrenal neoplasms are benign. Functioning adrenocortical oncocytomas are extremely rare and most reported patients are between 40 and 60 years of age. We found in the literature that only several cases of functioning adrenocortical oncocytomas have been reported in childhood. We report a case of functioning adrenocortical oncocytoma in a 9 years old female child presenting with virilization. She presented with deepening of the voice and excessive hair growth, and elevation of plasma testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.We presented adiscussion of this case,successfully managed by laparoscopic surgery.  

Key words: oncocytoma, adrenal neoplasma; virilization; laparoscopic surgery; adrenocortical neoplasma;

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Kolev NY, Ignatov VL, Tonev AY, Zlatarov AK, Encheva EP, Kirilova TN, Bojkov VM, Ivanov KD. ADRENAL ONCOCYTOMA IN CHILDREN – case report. J of IMAB. 2013 Jul-Dec;19(3):470-472. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013193.470.

Correspondence to: Anton Y. Tonev, University Hospital "St. Marina", Medical University of Varna; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvr., Varna, Bulgaria.; E-mail:;

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Accepted for publication: 21 August 2013
Published online: 22 November 2013

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