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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Giant adrenal myelolipoma with hemorrhage masquerading as retroperitoneal sarcoma

1 Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Indranil Chakrabarti
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushruta Nagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal- 734 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.98818

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Adrenal myelolipomas are functionally inactive, rare adrenal tumors which are usually small in size and are discovered incidentally. Giant symptomatic myelolipomas have rarely been reported in medical literature. Here, we describe the case of a 40-year-old female patient who presented to the surgical outpatient department with left flank pain. An ultrasonogram of the abdomen suggested a large retroperitoneal tumor which was then surgically resected. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen revealed a giant adrenal myelolipoma with intratumoral hemorrhage. The patient was relieved of symptoms and was free of any complaints in follow-up.

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