Adrenal Myelolipoma Masquerading as an Adrenal Malignancy

Davida A. Robinson, Margaret Kemeny, Juliana E. Muchinyi, Madiha Yasin, Nilda I. Montes, Sandeep Tuli, Radhika Jaiswal, Amanda Carter, Michal Ann Derezil, Hanna Jang, David Reich

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An adrenal myelolipoma presenting with suspicious features may pose a diagnostic challenge to surgeons and endocrinologists. In this case report of an adult patient with undiagnosed congenital adrenal hyperplasia presenting with bilateral adrenal masses, we review his radiographic and clinical findings which were highly suspicious for adrenal malignancy. Features of adrenal myelolipoma that may resemble malignant lesions are reviewed. This case report highlights important features of adrenal myelolipoma that the surgeon and endocrinologist should be aware of. The importance of avoiding overtreating adrenal myelolipomas presenting as tumors of uncertain malignant potential is crucial.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4044602
JournalCase Reports in Endocrinology
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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