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Adrenal tuberculosis mimicking a malignancy by direct hepatic invasion: emphasis on adrenohepatic fusion as the potential route

      Abstract

      A 64-year-old female with primary adrenal insufficiency presented with a right adrenal mass showing quantitative nonadenoma features on dedicated adrenal computed tomography (CT). CT showed direct invasion of the mass to the adjacent hepatic parenchyma, and high uptake was noted on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT. Laparoscopy revealed gross invasion of the adrenal lesion into the liver, which led to the en bloc resection including the involved liver. Polymerase chain reaction analysis of the surgical specimen revealed adrenal tuberculosis.

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