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Large adrenal myelolipoma – case report
 
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Chair and Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Student, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2011;5(1):41–42
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ABSTRACT:
Myelolipoma of the adrenal gland is a rare, benign tumour, composed of adipose tissue and haemopoietic elements. In most cases, adrenal myelolipomas are asymptomatic and hormonally inactive. Due to their small sizes, they are found incidentally (incidentaloma) during routine ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen. In this paper a case of a large myelolipoma in a 53-year-old male patient is discussed. Differential diagnosis of the adrenal tumour includes hormonal assessment and more sophisticated imaging techniques such as CT or MRI in order to investigate the morphology of the tumour. Due to its higher sensitivity, MRI seems to be the procedure of choice.
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Marcin Trojnar   
Chair and Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Staszica 11, 20-081 Lublin, Poland
 
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