Giant adrenal hemangioma: Unusual cause of huge abdominal mass

  • Mohamed Tarchouli Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Adil Boudhas Department of Pathology, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Moulay Brahim Ratbi Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Mohamed Essarghini Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Noureddine Njoumi Department of Digestive Surgery II, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Khalid Sair Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Aziz Zentar Department of Digestive Surgery II, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
Keywords: Adrenal gland, hemangioma, incidentaloma.

Abstract

Adrenal hemangioma is an extremely rare benign and non-functioning neoplasm of the adrenal gland. We report a case of a 71-year-old woman admitted for intermittent abdominal pain and abdominal distension associated with vomiting and chronic constipation for 5 years. Physical examination revealed a large abdominal mass. Both computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging suggested hemangioma in the right lobe of the liver. Laboratory examinations and tumour markers were within normal limits, except for hypochromic microcytic anemia. The mass was removed intact by conventional surgery and histopathology revealed a cavernous hemangioma of the adrenal gland with no signs of malignancy. Surgical resection was curative, with no recurrence at the 2-year follow-up.
Published
2015-11-04
How to Cite
Tarchouli, M., Boudhas, A., Ratbi, M. B., Essarghini, M., Njoumi, N., Sair, K., & Zentar, A. (2015). Giant adrenal hemangioma: Unusual cause of huge abdominal mass. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(11-12), E834-6. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.2967