Adrenal Myelolipoma: The First Report of a Rare Tumour in Ahwaz
Adrenal myelolipoma is a benign tumour which has been reported very rarely in the literature. The main characteristics of this tumour is presence of bone marrow and fatty elements in the resected adrenal tissues. There is only about 100 reported cases of such tumours published in the literature and this is the first reported case in our university.In this report the clinical presentation and hospital course of a case of this tumour, together with imaging and laboratory findings and outcome of surgical intervention is reported.Our patient was a-18 year old young man with a large palpable mass in the right side of abdomen. He had a long past history of chronic anaemia which was treated as thalasemia major. After full laboratory and imaging studies, the patient was operated upon and a large mass in adrenal was resected safely. The pathological report showed adrenal myelolipoma. The patient was discharged in full recovery, good general health and behaved very well in later follow up visits.
Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal, Volume:4 Issue:3, 2006
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