Adrenal epithelial cyst
Left flank pain.
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The patient proceeded to resection. Operative findings were of a large cyst that was attached to the lateral limb of the left adrenal gland, and it peeled away easily from the kidney. The cyst and lateral limb of the left adrenal gland was resected, and the pathological diagnosis was of an adrenal epithelial cyst.
Adrenal cysts are rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.1%. Of the adrenal cyst subtypes, epithelial cyst are uncommon, account for only 5-10% of adrenal cystic lesions.
- Linos, D. & Heerden, J. (2005). Adrenal glands: diagnostic aspects and surgical therapy. Berlin New York: Springer.