Adrenocortical carcinoma (microscopic)



In this case obvious anaplasia is indicative of a malignant lesion. In cases with more “benign” histological appearance, the

differentiation between adenoma and carcinoma can be difficult unless clinical metastases have been demonstrated. Features suggestive of malignancy include size (>500 grams), areas of calcification and necrosis, and gross lobulation.

Contributed by Dr. Ron DeLellis

1 minute clinical correlation

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