Extra-adrenal Myelolipoma: Tumour at an Unusual SiteCorrespondence Address :
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.
Extra-adrenal, Pre-sacral, Retroperitoneum
BR Yelikar, K Mamatha, Abhey Chawla, Neha Kathpal. EXTRA-ADRENAL MYELOLIPOMA: TUMOUR AT AN UNUSUAL SITE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 December [cited: 2018 Mar 20 ]; 11:ED01-ED02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 15, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jul 10, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 31, 2017
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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