Adrenal lipoma

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 18 Mar 2021

An adrenal lipoma is an extremely rare macroscopic fat-containing adrenal lesion, with only a handful of cases described in the literature 1.


Like other lipomas elsewhere in the body, they are benign tumors of mesenchymal origin that contain mature fatty tissue and are surrounded by a fibrous capsule.

Radiographic features


Appears as a well-circumscribed, homogeneous, fatty lesion with minimal or no soft-tissue attenuation / signal within the lesion.

Differential diagnosis

For macroscopic fat containing adrenal lesions consider

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