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ea0022p44 | Adrenal | ECE2010

Pheochromocytoma of the adrenal gland scaled score (PASS) as a predictor of aggressive biologic behaviour

Fernandez Maria Riestra , Pallares Pedro Boix , Torre Edelmiro Menendez , Ragnarsson Cecilia Sanchez , Granda Javier Aller , Artal Antonio Rabal , Alvarez Elias Delgado , Corcovado Antonio Lavilla , Petierra de la Uz Joaquin , Felechosa Marta Dieguz , Castaneda Virginia Bellido

Background: Up to 15% of pheochromocytomas are malignant. The only definite criterion for malignancy is the presence of metastases. The histological differentiation between benign and malignant tumours is difficult, being a challenging problem nowadays.Aim: To asses if postoperative histological evaluation using the previously proposed pheochromocytoma of the adrenal gland scales scored (PASS) can predict malignancy.Methods: Twenty...