Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Adrenocortical carcinoma
Features to report

Author: Pallav Gupta, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 January 2016, last major update October 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

Table of Contents
Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Correlation with clinical history, laboratory findings may be helpful
  • Tumor location
  • Tumor size and weight
  • Histologic type
  • Capsular invasion
  • Angiolymphatic invasion
  • Sinusoidal invasion
  • Invasion of adjacent tissue
  • Margin involvement
  • Lymph nodes (number sampled, number with tumor)
  • Mitotic rate, nuclear grade
  • Presence of: adenoma, atypical mitotic figures, diffuse architecture and myelolipomatous change, hyperplasia, tumor necrosis
  • Atypical mitotic figures
  • % clear or vacuolated cells
  • CAP protocol, The Royal College of Pathologists (UK)