Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : December | Volume : 11 | Issue : 12 | Page : ED01 - ED02

Extra-adrenal Myelolipoma: Tumour at an Unusual Site ED01-ED02

BR Yelikar, K Mamatha, Abhey Chawla, Neha Kathpal

Dr. K Mamatha,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Shri B.M.Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre,
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India.

A myelolipoma is a rare, well circumscribed, benign tumour composed of mature adipose and haematopoietic tissue. Classical location is adrenal gland but extra-adrenal cases are also reported in the presacral region, liver, mediastinum, perirenal, stomach with most common site being the presacral area. Only few cases of extra-adrenal myelolipoma have been reported in literature till now with an incidence of 14% of all myelolipomas. Differential diagnosis includes liposarcoma, teratoma, and extramedullary haematopoiesis. Histopathological diagnosis plays a major role in confirmation but also requires concordance of CT, MRI, and Guided biopsy. Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are very rare and their presence and location can be easily confused with malignant tumour. We present this case in a 54-year-old male with mass per abdomen and weight loss since one year.