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Arch Dis Child. 1977 March; 52(3): 241–243.
PMCID: PMC1546289

Pure oestrogen-secreting feminizing adrenocortical adenoma.


A 6-year-old boy presented with gynaecomastia. There was no clinical or biochemical evidence of excessive androgenic or glucorticoid activity, but urinary oestrogen levels were raised. An adrenocortical adenoma, demonstrated by x-ray, was surgically removed. Oestrogen levels fell immediately. 3 years later the boy shows complete regression of the gynaecomastia and no signs of recurrence.

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