Giant hemorrhagic myelolipoma in a patient with sickle cell disease

Caryn Gamss, Frank Chia, Victoria Chernyak, Alla Rozenblit

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Abstract

Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, benign tumor consisting of adipose tissue and hematopoetic elements. It is generally diagnosed as an incidental finding due to its nonfunctioning, asymptomatic nature (Meaglia and Schmidt J Urol 147:1089, 1992). With increasing size, however, as seen in this case, myelolipomas can cause flank pain and abdominal distention. This lesion was diagnosed in a young male with sickle cell disease during a vaso-occlusive crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Adrenal mass
  • CT
  • Hemorrhage
  • MRI
  • Myelolipoma
  • Sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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