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Giant secretory multifocal adrenal myelolipoma: a diagnostic dilemma

Abstract

A 38-yearr-old man presented with erectile dysfunction and infertility. On examination, he was hypertensive and detected to have a left flank mass. Blood investigations were unremarkable except raised serum noradrenaline levels. Imaging revealed multiple well-defined fat-containing hypodense lesions in left suprarenal area with largest one measuring 14×16 cm, suggestive of left adrenal myelolipoma. Diagnostic dilemma was posed due to discordance between clinical, biochemical and imaging findings. Left adrenal mass resection was planned keeping the possibility of pheochromocytoma. However, histopathology revealed it to be adrenal myelolipoma. Hypertension was resolved in the postoperative period and serum noradrenaline levels were normalised. Final diagnosis of a secretary adrenal myelolipoma was made, which is an extremely rare entity

  • adrenal disorders
  • endocrine cancer

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