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Multi-organ resection for locally advanced adrenocortical cancer: surgical strategy and literature review

Clinical practice, 225 - 230
doi: 10.11138/gchir/2015.36.5.225
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Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive endocrine malignancy with an estimated worldwide incidence of 0.5-2 per million/year.
Complete surgical removal of ACC represents the current treatment of choice for this tumor.
A disease-free resection margin (R0) is an important predictor of long-term survival: surgery is demanding and must be performed by a highly experienced surgical team.
We report the surgical strategy adopted in a patient with locally advanced ACC and virilization to obtain a R0 resection.

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