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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 598-602

Coincidence of intracranial myoepithelioma and adrenocortical carcinoma in a young man

1 Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2 Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, China

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Dr. Lai-Fung Li
Room 701, Administration Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_502_20

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Myoepithelial tumors are rare neoplasms that develop from myoepithelial cells in glandular structures and soft tissues. Primary intracranial myoepithelial neoplasms are even rarer with around ten cases reported. On the other hand, adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is also uncommon with an annual incidence of 0.7–2 per million and carries a poor prognosis. It is known to have an association with certain familial cancer syndromes. Even in sporadic cases, a significant portion of them had other malignancies before and after diagnosis of ACC. We reported a 34-year-old gentleman who was diagnosed to have ACC without known familial cancer syndrome. After that, he was also found to have right occipital myoepithelioma that was confirmed by excisional biopsy. There was no known association between these two pathologies. This is the first report of coincidence of ACC and intracranial myoepithelioma.

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