Issue: 2018 > April > case report

A rare cause of dysregulated metabolic syndrome: cortisol-producing adrenocortical carcinoma

L. Saes, I.A. Boere, J. Hofland, M. Mulder, R.A. Feelders
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Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare and highly malignant disease which can cause hypercortisolism leading to dysregulation of blood pressure and glucose levels. Most patients present with advanced disease. We describe the classic presentation of a functional adrenocortical carcinoma in a patient with metabolic syndrome.