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October 1931

TUMORS OF THE SUPRARENAL GLAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CARCINOMA OF THE CORTEXREPORT OF A CASE

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CHICAGO

From the Medical Service and Stomach Study Group, Michael Reese Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(4):611-626. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150040077006
Abstract

Four syndromes are recognized as associated with changes in the suprarenal gland. The first, Addison's disease, is due to hypofunction of the suprarenal cortex as a result of disease, usually tuberculosis. This condition is a well recognized entity and need not be discussed here. The second picture is that seen as a result of tumor of the suprarenal medulla; its characteristic features result from metastatic phenomena, as described by Hutchison and Pepper. These will be discussed more fully in the section of this paper on pathology. The third is the recently described picture of cytotoxic degeneration of the suprarenal cortex, and may be found described in recent periodicals. The fourth syndrome is that described by Gallais 1 as "le syndrome génito-surrénal," and is seen in tumors of the suprarenal cortex with neoplastic tendencies.

To acquaint the physician better with this syndrome we shall report a case and emphasize the characteristic

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