[Laparoscopic treatment of adrenal myelolipoma: case report and review of the literature].

Abstract

Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare benign, non-functioning tumor consisting of fat and hematopoietic tissues. In January 2005 we had observed an adrenal myelolipoma in 70 year old man. During the follow-up for bladder urothelioma, an abdominal CT revaled a well delineated 4x4 cm homogeneous fatty mass in the right suprarenal area with negative attenuation values. The functional study of adrenal gland was normal. The patient underwent videolaparoscopic right adrenalectomy (Gagner technique). Postoperative course was uneventful. The istological diagnosis showed adrenal myelolipoma. We conclude that videolaparoscopic adrenalectomy should be considered the gold standard treatment for benign adrenal lesions.

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@article{Romano2006LaparoscopicTO, title={[Laparoscopic treatment of adrenal myelolipoma: case report and review of the literature].}, author={G . Romano and Gerlando Cocchiara and Fiorella Calderone and Giuseppe Buscemi and Franco Paolo Gio{\`e} and Gianluca Alongi and Maurizio Romano}, journal={Il Giornale di chirurgia}, year={2006}, volume={27 5}, pages={228-31} }