Adrenal cortical carcinoma
Adrenal cortical carcinomas are rare tumors that arise from the outer layer of the adrenal gland called the adrenal cortex. They account for only about 1% of all cancers.
Adrenal cortical tumors can be either benign (noncancerous) or cancerous. The most common type of adrenal cortical tumor is a pheochromocytoma, arising from the chromaffin cell, which produces the hormone adrenaline.
Symptoms of an adrenal cortical carcinoma depend on the type but may include: feeling very tired, weight loss, truncal obesity, muscle weakness, and blood in the urine.