International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 4 Page(s): 210-214
ADRENAL GLAND INSUFFICIENCY IN A PATIENT WITH NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

ABDULLAH BÜYÜKÇELİK1, GÜNGÖR UTKAN1, ÖZGÜR DEMİR1, BÜLENT YALÇIN1, AHMET DEMİRKAZIK1, FİKRİ İÇLİ1

Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İbn-i Sina Hastanesi Tıbbi Onkoloji BD

Keywords: adrenal gland insufficiency, metastasis to adrenal gland, non-small cell lung cancer
Although metastases to adrenal gland are not infrequent in patients with cancer, adrenal gland insufficiency due to metastasis is rarely reported. The majority of cases of adrenal gland dysfunction or insufficiency reported in the literature is clinically diagnosed. The diagnosis of adrenal gland insufficiency confirmed by measurement of hormone is rare in the literature. On the other hand, true incidence of adrenal gland dysfunction or insufficiency is not known. A case with adrenal gland insufficiency due to metastasis to adrenal gland in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer is reported with review of the literature.