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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 102743, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/102743
Case Report

Angiomyolipoma of the Right Adrenal Gland

Department of Surgery, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul 81060, Turkey

Received 15 February 2011; Accepted 17 March 2011

Academic Editors: K. M. Murayama and J. A. Tovar

Copyright © 2011 Oktay Yener and Alp Özçelik. 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.

Abstract

Adrenal angiomyolipoma is rare. Only four cases have been reported so far. These are commonly found in Kidney but extrarenal sites are also mentioned. Angiomyolipoma arising in adrenal is very rare entity, usually asymptomatic, diagnosed incidentally on radiological investigation of abdomen for other conditions. We report our experience with a 45-year-old woman who presented with epigastric discomfort. A computerised tomography (CT) scan showed an adrenal mass. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed and the histopathological features confirmed the diagnosis of adrenal angiomyolipoma. The patient recovered without any complications following surgery.