Pediatric spinal adrenocortical carcinoma

Jeffrey Rykken, Peter Kalina

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A 5-month-old girl was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have a heterogeneously enhancing conus region mass. At surgery, an extramedullary, intradural mass was resected. Pathology confirmed a diagnosis of adrenocortical carcinoma. The neoplasm originated from ectopic adrenal cortical cell rests in the spine. Ectopic adrenal cortical tissue in the spinal canal is extremely rare. This is only the ninth reported case of an adrenocortical neoplasm arising as a primary tumor in the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neuroradiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Adrenal cortical carcinoma
  • Pediatric
  • Spine


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