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Adrenal cortical carcinoma

Summary of Adrenal cortical carcinoma
An adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare and frequently aggressive tumor of the adrenal cortex. Adrenocortical carcinomas are more likely to be functional than adrenal adenomas. Depending on the hormone being overproduced, they may cause Cushing's syndrome, virilization, or Conn syndrome. Adrenocortical carcinomas may also be nonfunctional and present as an incidental abdominal mass.

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Endocrine system

Adrenal gland disorders
Thyroid gland disorders
Parathyroid gland disorders
Pancreatic disorders
Pituitary gland disorders
Gonadal dysfunction
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Distant (lymphatic/hematogenous) spread of adrenocortical carcinomas to the lungs is common.