A Rare Case of Unilateral Giant Adrenal Myelolipoma

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,2,82-84.
Published:May 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Amit Sharma, Radhyeshyam Chaudhari, Mukund Andankar, Hemant Pathak

Department of Urology, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, nonfunctional, benign neoplasm of the adrenal gland which is composed of fat and trilineage hematopoietic tissue. In the past, adrenal myelolipoma was detected at autopsy; however, at present, with increased use of radiological imaging such as ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, the incidental detection has become more common. Most of the adrenal myelolipomas are small (<5 cm). Larger myelolipomas, known as giant myelolipoma, are rare. We report a case of unilateral giant adrenal myelolipoma in a 52‑year‑old male which was managed by open adrenalectomy.

Computed tomography scan showing the right suprarenal mass.

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