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A rare cavernous hemangioma of the adrenal gland.

Edwards JP, Stuart HC, Urbanski SJ, Pasieka JL - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: Adrenal incidentalomas are found in up to 10% of patients undergoing abdominal imaging.These benign tumors have imaging features which may be suggestive of adrenal cortical carcinoma.The treatment of choice is surgical excision due the difficulty of excluding malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, North Tower, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9.

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(a) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal. (b) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal.
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fig0005: (a) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal. (b) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal.

Mentions: She was admitted to hospital and received treatment for her orthopedic injuries. During the admission she was found to have hyponatremia which resolved with treatment and recurrent falls. Six days after her admission she complained of chest and abdominal pain. This led to investigations including a CT scan of her chest and abdomen. In addition to her known rib fractures, she was found to have a large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) with areas of dystrophic calcification. This mass was well circumscribed with no apparent areas of invasion. There was no evidence of active bleeding or thrombus. The left adrenal was normal in appearance (Fig. 1a and b).


A rare cavernous hemangioma of the adrenal gland.

Edwards JP, Stuart HC, Urbanski SJ, Pasieka JL - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

(a) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal. (b) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal.
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fig0005: (a) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal. (b) Large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) containing regions of dystrophic calcification but well circumscribed with no obvious areas of invasion (a) axial and (b) sagittal.
Mentions: She was admitted to hospital and received treatment for her orthopedic injuries. During the admission she was found to have hyponatremia which resolved with treatment and recurrent falls. Six days after her admission she complained of chest and abdominal pain. This led to investigations including a CT scan of her chest and abdomen. In addition to her known rib fractures, she was found to have a large right adrenal lesion (5.4 cm × 3.3 cm) with areas of dystrophic calcification. This mass was well circumscribed with no apparent areas of invasion. There was no evidence of active bleeding or thrombus. The left adrenal was normal in appearance (Fig. 1a and b).

Bottom Line: Adrenal incidentalomas are found in up to 10% of patients undergoing abdominal imaging.These benign tumors have imaging features which may be suggestive of adrenal cortical carcinoma.The treatment of choice is surgical excision due the difficulty of excluding malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, North Tower, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus