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Giant adrenal myelolipoma: A case report.
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PMID:  21618855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adrenal myelolipomas are rare, benign, hormonally inactive tumours composed of mature adipose tissue and haematopoietic elements. Currently, most diagnosed tumours are discovered incidentally because of modern imaging. Myelolipomas are usually asymptomatic, but symptoms such as abdominal pain, haematuria and abdominal mass are described as the result of tumour bulk, haemorrhage or tumour necrosis. Myelolipomas are usually small, although there are descriptions of giant myelolipomas in the literature. We report the case of a giant adrenal myelolipoma in a 79-year-old female who presented with epigastric pain and discomfort. The resected tumour weighed 1777 g and measured 20.5 x 18 x 9.0 cm.
Authors:
S Heylen; G Hubens; W Vaneerdeweg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium. heylensteven@yahoo.com
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