Giant adrenal myelolipoma: when trauma and oncology collide.

Marcel Zorgdrager*, Robert Pol, Bettien van Hemel, Robert van Ginkel

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Three patients presented some decades after severe traumatic injury with atypical bowel symptoms which were caused by a giant myelolipoma of the adrenal gland. The aetiology of this rare, benign and generally asymptomatic tumour is virtually unknown at present and several hypotheses have been devised. This report describes a possible association between high-energy trauma and the development of giant myelolipomas, further contributing to the hypothesis that severe systemic stress could be an aetiological factor in the development of an adrenal myelolipoma.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May-2014

Publication series

NameBMJ Case Reports
ISSN (Print)1757-790X

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