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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 516403, 4 pages
Case Report

Metachronous Bilateral Isolated Adrenal Metastasis from Rectal Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report

1Mohammed VI Centre for the Treatment of Cancers, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
2Department of Anatomy and Pathological Cytology, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
4Department of Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco

Received 1 December 2013; Accepted 1 January 2014; Published 22 April 2014

Academic Editors: I. C. Lawrance, T. Matsuda, M. Moshkowitz, and Y. Nakayama

Copyright © 2014 H. Jabir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer in a 54-year-old woman. Nine months after resection for advanced rectal carcinoma, a computed tomography scan revealed bilateral adrenal metastasis. The level of serum carcinoembryonic antigen was normal. A bilateral adrenalectomy was performed after chemotherapy. Histopathological examination showed adenocarcinoma, compatible with metastasis from the rectal cancer. Adrenal metastasis should be considered in the patients’ follow-up for colorectal cancer.