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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2007 December;59(4):455-8

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Giant adrenal myelolipoma: report of a case and review of the literature

Bovo G. 1, Picozzi S. C. M. 2, Viganò P. 2, Giuberti A. 2, Casu M. 2, Manganini V. 2, Mazza L. 2, Strada G. R. 2

1 Department of Pathology San Gerardo Hospital University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy
2 Department of Urology San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy


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Myelolipoma of the adrenal gland is a benign, endocrinologically inactive neoplasm composed of mature adipose tissue and a variable amount of hematopoietic elements. Rarely giant adrenal myelolipomas have been reported in literature and they are very unusual clinical entities. We describe a case in a 72 year-old woman observed at our Department of Urology for nausea, flank and abdominal pain. The surgical resected mass measured 16.5×11.5×10 cm and weighted 1 250 g. A survey of the literature on this topic is made.

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