Users Online : 4509 About us |  Subscribe |  e-Alerts  | Feedback | Login   |   
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery Current Issue | Archives | Ahead Of Print Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
           Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
 
UNUSUAL CASE
Ahead of Print

The clinical conundrum of a catecholamine secreting giant adrenal myelolipoma


1 Department of Uro-Oncology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Radiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Tarun Jindal,
Department of Uro-Oncology, Tata Medical Center, 14, MAR (E-W), DH Block, Action Area I, Newtown, Kolkata - 700 160, West Bengal
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_14_21

PMID: 34259211

Adrenal myelolipomas are uncommon tumours of unknown aetiology. They arise from the adrenal cortex and comprise lipomatous and myeloid elements. They are considered to be functionally inert, and metabolic evaluation is not mandatory for them. Adrenal myelolipomas can rarely be functionally active, and patients may present with hypertension, electrolyte imbalance or features of Cushing's syndrome. The association of these tumours with catecholamine secretion is exceptionally rare. We describe a case of a functional adrenal myelolipoma associated with catecholamine secretion in a 55-year-old female patient with a history of hypertension. The surgical excision of the mass resulted in normalisation of the urinary catecholamine levels and resolution of the hypertension.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Jindal T
    -  Mukherjee S
    -  Koju R
    -  Giri S
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1363    
    PDF Downloaded9    

Recommend this journal

2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 15th August '04