[Adrenal adenoma secreting exclusively estrogens in a woman during her reproductive period. 11-year follow-up]

Presse Med. 1984 Jan 14;13(1):23-6.
[Article in French]


Feminizing tumours are rare, most are malignant, and they are usually seen in children and male adults. We report an 11-year follow-up of a feminizing adrenal tumour which was unusual on three accounts: it was a benign adenoma, it secreted estrogens only and the patient was an female in her active reproductive years. To our knowledge, similar cases have not yet been published.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / metabolism*
  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / surgery
  • Adult
  • Estrogens / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Prognosis


  • Estrogens