[Adrenal myelolipoma associated with lithiasic cholecystitis, hiatal hernia and esophagitis]. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • UNLABELLED: The adrenal myelolipoma are rare tumors that are generally asymptomatic, unilateral and nonfunctional and in the majority of the cases they are found incidentally. OBJECTIVE: Is to present a clinical case of adrenal myelolipoma, associated with gallstones. CASE REPORT: A 30 year old obese female with chronic abdominal pain, which underwent a GI series, having found a hiatal hernia and esophagitis. An ultrasound, of the gallbladder and bile ducts showed gallstones and incidentally a tumor of 9.3 x 8 x 7 cm was found between the right kidney and the liver. In the CT of the abdomen of observed, a little vascularized tumor of the adipose composition of 9.2 x 6 x 5 cm over the top of the right kidney. A cholecystectomy was performed and the resection of the tumor, histopathological study of the tumor reported normal adrenal tissues, mature adiposis and hematopoietic with all of its series. CONCLUSIONS: The association of adrenal myelolipoma and gallstones is not common and it could be an incidental association. With the new tools available we can diagnose the adrenal myelolipoma with a greater degree of certainty.

publication date

  • July 1999