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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 8796327, 4 pages
Case Report

Adrenal Hemangioma: A Case of Retroperitoneal Tumor

1Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
2Department of Urology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
3Division of Diagnostic Pathology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Takashi Kawahara; pj.oc.oohay@1002kt_ihsakat

Received 4 November 2017; Revised 15 January 2018; Accepted 21 January 2018; Published 19 February 2018

Academic Editor: Grigrios Korosoglou

Copyright © 2018 Genta Iwamoto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Adrenal hemangioma is a rare disease, with only some 60 cases reported previously. Due to the difficulty of the preoperative diagnosis of adrenal hemangioma, almost all of the cases were diagnosed by a histopathological analysis of surgical specimens. Case Presentation. A 52-year-old man was referred to our department for further examination of his left retroperitoneal tumor. He had received hemodialysis due to chronic renal failure resulting from membranous nephropathy. Computed tomography revealed a mass around his left hilum. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron-emission tomography (PET)-CT were unable to confirm or deny malignancy, and tumor markers, including CEA and CA19-9, showed slight elevation. His tumor grew from 38 mm to 54 mm in diameter in 7 months of follow-up. We therefore planned retroperitoneal tumor resection with left nephrectomy. Histopathologically, hyperplastic small vessels with hemorrhaging and denaturation were seen. The endothelial cells showed no variants or division of the nucleus. Based on this diagnosis, no further therapy was performed. He has had no recurrence in the eight months since the surgery. Conclusion. We herein report a rare case of adrenal hemangioma.