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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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1992 - Vol.19

Vol.19 No.06

Case Report(症例報告)

(0450 - 0455)

Percutaneous Transhepatic Needle Biopsy of an Adrenal Mass using Ultrasonographic Guidance-A Case Report

Koichiro MATSUMOTO1, Kazufumi DOHMEN1, 4, Yujiro YAMANO1, Fusayuki OMORI1, Masanori NAGANO1, Kazuhiko KODAMA2, Hiromi ISHIBASHI3

1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyushu Koseinenkin Hospital, 2Department of Surgery, Kyushu Koseinenkin Hospital, 3The First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, 4Department of Internal Medicine, Hamanomachi General Hospital

キーワード : Adrenal Mass, Metastasis, Needle biopsy, Ultrasonography, Lung cancer

We successfully and safely performed a percutaneous transhepatic needle biopsy of an adrenal mass using ultrasonographic guidance in a patient with lung cancer. The patient was a 60-year-old woman with a non-functioning right adrenal mass which was detected incidentally during a systemic evaluation of lung cancer. To determine whether or not this adrenal mass was the result of metastasis, we performed a percutaneous transhepatic needle biopsy of the mass using ultrasonographic guidance. The histology of the mass revealed adrenal cortical nodular hyperplasia, which thus eliminated the possibility of metastasis from lung cancer. As a result the patient underwent a curable surgical resection of the lung cancer.