DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2015.246033


A 51-year-old woman consulting within the framework of investigation for abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting underwent a computed tomography examination that revealed a well-delimited right adrenal heterogeneous mass measuring 8.2 × 8.3 cm with a native density of 40 Hounsfield units (HU)8. An 18F-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan showed a hypercaptation on the adrenal tumor of 7.4 SUVmax. Apart from these symptoms, the patient had no other complaint. Familial history was unremarkable. On examination, the patient was in good physical condition, arterial blood pressure was 136/85 mmHg, heart rate at 74 bpm.