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.

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The Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Department of Medical Oncology

Saes, L., Boere, I., Hofland, J., Mulder, M., & Feelders, R. (2018). A rare cause of dysregulated metabolic syndrome: Cortisol-producing adrenocortical carcinoma. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 76(3), 129–131. Retrieved from