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Myelolipoma in the spleen: a rare discovery of extra-adrenal hematopoietic tissue.
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PMID:  24964419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myelolipomas are benign tumors usually found within the adrenal gland. Approximately 50 cases of extra-adrenal myelolipomas have been reported in the literature and all are associated with additional lesions. Myelolipomas contain hematopoetic cells and adipose tissue. Most commonly, they are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on radiologic imaging. Here we report a case of an isolated intrasplenic myelolipoma as an incidental finding during the work up for myasthenia gravis in an otherwise asymptomatic man. The spleen and associated mass were excised during laparotomy and the patient had an uneventful recovery.
Authors:
William G Wood; Terry E Restivo; Karen L Axelsson; Jonathan D Svahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-03-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  2042-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-26     Completed Date:  2014-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101560169     Medline TA:  J Surg Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Oxford University Press and JSCR Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. © The Author 2013.
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