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  Vol.43, No.5:471-474, October 2009
Case reports
http://dx.doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2009.43.5.471
Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors of the Bilateral Adrenal Glands: Are They Metachronous Primary Tumors - A Case Report -

Jae Hong Park, Seung Yeon Ha, Hyun Yee Cho

Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) have rarely been reported to occur in
the adrenal gland and all of the reported cases were associated with neurofibromatosis, pheochromocytoma
or ganglioneuroma. We present here a case of MPNST in the bilateral adrenal
glands without any history of neurofibromatosis or combined tumor. Histologic examination
showed the tumor cells had a spindle to ovoid shape, they were arranged in sweeping fascicles
and there were frequent mitotic figures. The immunohistochemical and ultrastructural
features of the tumor are also presented. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report
in the English medical literature about MPNSTs in the bilateral adrenal glands without any
history of neurofibromatosis or combined tumor.
Key Words : MPNST; Adrenal gland

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