Giant adrenal myelolipoma masquerading as heart failure

Parijat S. Joy, Creticus P. Marak, Nadia S. Nashed, Achuta K. Guddati

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Adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumors of the adrenal cortex composed of adipose and hematopoietic cells. They have been postulated to arise from repeated stimulation by stress, inflammation and ACTH oversecretion. Myelolipomas are usually detected incidentally on imaging and do not require any active intervention besides regular follow-up by imaging. However, myelolipomas may insidiously grow to large sizes and cause mass effects and hemorrhage. Timely diagnosis and surgical resection are curative and lifesaving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-187
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenal myelolipoma
  • Benign tumor
  • Myelolipoma
  • Resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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