Adrenal myelolipoma

Case contributed by Dr Ben Hudson


Longstanding LIF pain. No previous imaging.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
  • Macroscopic fat attenuation lesion arising from the right adrenal gland, with no clear connection to adjacent liver or kidney
  • Sparse soft tissue attenuation elements within it
  • Spherical pseudocapsule
  • Normal left adrenal gland

Case Discussion

In this case there are the characteristic findings of an adrenal myelolipoma.

This lesion, like most was found incidentally. Most are non-functioning.

If lesion asymptomatic and typical no need for further imaging or follow-up.

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Case information

rID: 61778
Published: 18th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Royal United Hospital Bath

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