Pulmonary infarction: A rare case of adrenal carcinoma

Sukhpal Sawhney*, Ikram Burney, Rajeev Jain

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A case report of unsuspected adrenal carcinoma with pulmonary artery obstruction in a young girl who was admitted with recurrent episodes of hypotension is presented. Computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated a large right adrenal mass extending into the inferior vena cava (IVC), right atrium, right ventricle and right pulmonary artery. There are many case reports in literature documenting IVC and right atrial thrombus in patients with adrenal carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case report specifically documenting pulmonary infarction secondary to tumour extension into the pulmonary artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • Adrenal carcinoma
  • Case report
  • Computed tomography
  • Oman
  • Pulmonary infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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