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Table 1 Published reports of biopsy-proven adrenal collision/composite tumors

From: Imaging and management of a small cell lung cancer metastasis/adrenal adenoma collision tumor: a case report and review of the literature

Author Histology of first tumor Histology of second tumor Imaging modality Imaging results Lesion size
Bertolini et al. [8] Adrenal carcinosarcoma Rectal cancer CT/MRI One heterogeneous tumor 14 cm
Thorin-Savoure et al. [9] Adrenal adenoma Sigmoid cancer CT Two components of different attenuation 3 cm
Thorin-Savoure et al. [9] Adrenal adenoma Breast cancer CT Two components of different attenuation 4.1 cm
Hagspiel [10] Adrenal myelolipoma* Hodgkin’s lymphoma* CT Two components of different attenuation 1.2. cm
Blake et al. [11] Adrenal adenoma Spermatic cord leiomyoscarcoma PET/CT Two components of different attenuation and metabolic activity 2.5 cm
Otal et al. [12] Adrenal adenoma Adrenal myelolipoma CT/MRI Two components of different attenuation and signal intensity NA
Otal et al. [12] Adrenal adenoma Adrenal myelolipoma CT Two components of different attenuation NA
Schwartz et al. [2] Adrenal adenoma Non-small cell lung cancer MRI Two components of different signal intensity NA
Schwartz et al. [2] Adrenal adenoma Breast cancer MRI Two components of different signal intensity NA
Hoshi et al. [13] Adrenal adenoma* Non-small-cell lung cancer* CT Two components of different attenuation NA
Untch et al. (Current study) Adrenal adenoma Small-cell lung cancer CT/PET/MRI Two components of different attenuation, signal intensity, and metabolic activity 2.5 cm
  1. *Histology confirmed at autopsy. CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PET, positron emission tomography; NA – not available.