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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 136459, 3 pages
Case Report

Adrenal Lymphangioma Mimicking Renal Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Selçuk University, Selçuklu, 42075 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Selçuk University, Selçuklu, 42075 Konya, Turkey

Received 20 June 2013; Accepted 1 October 2013

Academic Editors: L. Ammar-Keskes, M. Gallucci, and C. Liao

Copyright © 2013 Murat Akand 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.


We present a case of a 44-year-old female who was evaluated for left recurrent flank and abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography demonstrated a large cystic mass on the upper pole of the left kidney. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large, homogenous cystic mass measuring  cm with well-defined contours, being hypointense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images on the upper pole of the left kidney without a distinct plan between adrenal gland. According to clinical and radiological findings, surgical excision was carried out with a subcostal flank incision. Histologic and immunohistochemical examination demonstrates that the definite diagnosis is cystic lymphangioma of the left adrenal gland. Adrenal lymphangioma is a very rare lesion. This is the unique case of an adrenal lymphangioma considered as a renal cyst because of its radiological appearance.