Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A report of two cases

Hiromu Tsuboi, Masami Watanabe, Osamu Fujita, Nobuyuki Kusaka, Takashi Senoh, Takashi Saika, Atsushi Nagai, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon

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We herein report 2 cases of adrenal myelolipoma which were treated with laparoscopic adrenalectomy. In Case 1, a 46-year-old woman presented with right flank pain. A right adrenal mass was detected by abdominal ultrasonography. In Case 2, a 56-year-old woman presented with a cough. A right adrenal mass was incidentally detected by chest CT. In both cases, endocrine study of the adrenal cortex and medulla demonstrated normal results. According to ultrasonography, CT and MRI, each of the adrenal masses seemed most likely to be an adrenal myelolipoma. Adrenalectomy was performed by laparoscopic procedure. The tumor size was 6.5 × 6.0 × 6.0 cm and 4.5 × 3.5 × 3.0 cm in Cases 1 and 2, respectively. Histology showed a complex of hematopoietic and adipose tissues, corresponding to adrenal myelolipoma. In each case, the courses has been uneventful both during and after surgery. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is recommended for the treatment of myelolipoma since earlier postoperative recovery can be expected compared with open surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-567
Number of pages6
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Volume67
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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Myelolipoma
Adrenalectomy
Ultrasonography
Flank Pain
Adrenal Medulla
Adrenal Cortex
Cough
Adipose Tissue
Histology
Thorax
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Adrenal myelolipoma
  • Incidentaloma
  • Laparoscopy

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  • Urology

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Tsuboi, H., Watanabe, M., Fujita, O., Kusaka, N., Senoh, T., Saika, T., ... Kumon, H. (2005). Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A report of two cases. Nishinihon Journal of Urology, 67(9), 562-567.

Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy : A report of two cases. / Tsuboi, Hiromu; Watanabe, Masami; Fujita, Osamu; Kusaka, Nobuyuki; Senoh, Takashi; Saika, Takashi; Nagai, Atsushi; Nasu, Yasutomo; Kumon, Hiromi.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Urology, Vol. 67, No. 9, 09.2005, p. 562-567.

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Tsuboi, H, Watanabe, M, Fujita, O, Kusaka, N, Senoh, T, Saika, T, Nagai, A, Nasu, Y & Kumon, H 2005, 'Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A report of two cases', Nishinihon Journal of Urology, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 562-567.
Tsuboi H, Watanabe M, Fujita O, Kusaka N, Senoh T, Saika T et al. Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A report of two cases. Nishinihon Journal of Urology. 2005 Sep;67(9):562-567.
Tsuboi, Hiromu ; Watanabe, Masami ; Fujita, Osamu ; Kusaka, Nobuyuki ; Senoh, Takashi ; Saika, Takashi ; Nagai, Atsushi ; Nasu, Yasutomo ; Kumon, Hiromi. / Adrenal myelolipoma treated by laparoscopic adrenalectomy : A report of two cases. In: Nishinihon Journal of Urology. 2005 ; Vol. 67, No. 9. pp. 562-567.
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