Adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumors composed of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements that resemble bone marrow. They most commonly occur in the adrenal gland, yet only comprise about 3% of all adrenal tumours. Although several hypotheses have been proposed as to the cause of myelolipoma, the causative process is still not clearly understood. The majority of myelolipomas are asymptomatic. It usually represents as accidental finding in imaging studies. There are some case reports about coincidence of adrenal giant myelolipoma with RBC disorders. In this case report, we present a β thalassemic 26 year old male patient who had giant adrenal myelolipoma.

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Giant Adrenal Myelolipoma Associated with Beta?Thalassemia: A Case Report

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F Kamani 1 , SS Mohammadi 2 , * , R Hessami 1 , N Rezvani 1 , H Peirovi 1 , S Tavassoli 1

1 Department of Surgery, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, I.R.Iran

2 Department of Surgery, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], I.R.Iran

How to Cite: Kamani F, Mohammadi S, Hessami R, Rezvani N, Peirovi H, et al. Giant Adrenal Myelolipoma Associated with Beta?Thalassemia: A Case Report , Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 7(4):259-262.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 7 (4); 259-262
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 24, 2008
Accepted: November 1, 2009
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Abstract

Adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumors composed of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements that resemble bone marrow. They most commonly occur in the adrenal gland, yet only comprise about 3% of all adrenal tumours. Although several hypotheses have been proposed as to the cause of myelolipoma, the causative process is still not clearly understood. The majority of myelolipomas are asymptomatic. It usually represents as accidental finding in imaging studies. There are some case reports about coincidence of adrenal giant myelolipoma with RBC disorders. In this case report, we present a β thalassemic 26 year old male patient who had giant adrenal myelolipoma.

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