Adrenal myelolipoma (huge)

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

CT-scan shows a 16 cm mass of predominantly fat density, with mass effect on the liver. The mass is very well defined, and doesn't infiltrate adjacent organs. A thin calcification is seen centrally. The most probable diagnosis is adrenal myelolipoma. The features are not suggestive of retroperitoneal liposarcoma, but it must be included in the differential diagnosis.

Case Discussion

The histopathological diagnosis of myelolipoma was confirmed postoperatively. The mass was removed since the patient had chronic right upper quadrant pain, and the mass was seen as potentially contributing. Myelolipoma are usually a lot smaller (<5 cm).

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Case information

rID: 20368
Published: 15th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: adrenal
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