Primitive small round cell tumour of the adrenal gland presenting with fever of unknown origin and t(12;22)(q13;q12) cytogenetic finding.
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This report describes a left adrenal tumour in a 16 year old Chinese girl who presented with fever of unknown origin. The histological and ultrastructural features of the adrenal tumour were those of a primitive small round cell tumour with neuroendocrine differentiation. Cytogenetic analysis of cultured tumour cells showed a reciprocal translocation t(12;22)(q13;q12). This is the first example of such a tumour being reported in the adrenal gland. The adrenal tumour was also the cause of the fever, which subsided after the removal of the tumour.
Journal of Clinical Pathology
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