An 84-year-old woman with left flank pain presented to our institution. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated a large spherical adrenal mass (diameter 13 cm) showing features of a benign lesion. Histologic examination revealed a giant adrenal hemangioma. Surgical resection was curative, with no recurrence at 2 years of follow-up. Surgery is usually recommended for symptomatic patients or in the case of a large lesion (>6 cm) because of the possibility of the coexistence of a malignancy or potential complications (ie, hemorrhage, rupture). (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Giant Adrenal Cavernous Hemangioma: A Rare Abdominal Mass / Galea, Nicola; Noce, Vincenzo; Ciolina, Federica; Liberali, Simone; Francone, Marco. - In: UROLOGY. - ISSN 0090-4295. - ELETTRONICO. - 82:1(2013), pp. e3-e4. [10.1016/j.urology.2013.04.005]

Giant Adrenal Cavernous Hemangioma: A Rare Abdominal Mass

Nicola Galea;noce, vincenzo;CIOLINA, FEDERICA;LIBERALI, SIMONE;FRANCONE, MARCO
2013

Abstract

An 84-year-old woman with left flank pain presented to our institution. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated a large spherical adrenal mass (diameter 13 cm) showing features of a benign lesion. Histologic examination revealed a giant adrenal hemangioma. Surgical resection was curative, with no recurrence at 2 years of follow-up. Surgery is usually recommended for symptomatic patients or in the case of a large lesion (>6 cm) because of the possibility of the coexistence of a malignancy or potential complications (ie, hemorrhage, rupture). (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc.
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