Adrenal gland cyst: A diagnostic conundrum: Report of a case with review of literature

Kini, Jyoti R. and Keyoor , Gautam and Augustine, Alfred Joseph (2014) Adrenal gland cyst: A diagnostic conundrum: Report of a case with review of literature. Journal of Medical Society, 28 (2). pp. 123-124.

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Cystic lesions of the adrenal gland are uncommon and mostly asymptomatic. They demonstrate a spectrum of histological changes and may vary from pseudocysts to malignant cystic neoplasms. Adrenal pseudocysts are rare cystic lesions surrounded by a layer of fi brous tissue that lack a recognizable lining layer. They are most often discovered incidentally during radiological studies or at autopsy. The radiographic appearance of adrenal pseudocysts though characteristic, can be diffi cult to distinguish an adrenal pseudocyst from an adrenal neoplasm with prominent cystic change, presenting as diagnostic conundrums. Extensive sampling of resected tissues is important to rule out malignancy in patients, with cystic adrenal lesions. Herein, we present a 47- year-old male with a non functional and asymptomatic left adrenal pseudocyst. The literature is reviewed and the different diagnostic and management options are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adrenal cyst, Cystic adrenal neoplasm, Pseudocyst
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 11:14
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 11:14

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