Hemorrhagic adrenal adenoma simulating myelolipoma: CT evaluation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a hemorrhagic adrenal adenoma surrounding and encompassing adjacent retroperitoneal fat to simulate the appearance of a myelolipoma by CT. A well-defined fibrous capsule, punctate calcification, and several macroscopic foci of fat within the mass led to an erroneous preoperative diagnosis. Lesions displaying large amounts of soft tissue attenuation material in addition to fat preclude a confident diagnosis of myelolipoma and should undergo directed percutaneous needle biopsy or surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rhodes, RE; Gaede, JT; Meyer, GA

Published Date

  • March 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 304

PubMed ID

  • 1545030

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-199203000-00022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States