A Case of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma Mimicking an Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Waye Kang, Carolina Singarayar, Norasyikin Abdul Wahab, Norlela Sukor, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin


An adrenal mass can be a diagnostic challenge as it is not easy to differentiate the adrenal glands from other adrenal pseudotumours with only radio-imaging. We report a 28-year-old patient who was diagnosed radiologically as an adrenal cortical carcinoma after he presented with abdominal pain and fullness. Biochemically, he demonstrated secondary hyperaldosteronism. Intra-operatively there was a huge mass, inferior to a normal right adrenal, which was histopathologically proven to be a dedifferentiated liposarcoma.


Adrenal pseudotumours; adrenal mass; dedifferentiated liposarcoma

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