Key words Adrenal adenoma
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract Lacerations of adrenal tumors are very rare events and have been described for myelolipoma, pheochromocytoma, and cortisol-producing adenoma. We report on a patient who was admitted with suspected splenic rupture. Computed tomography showed a mass 14 cm in diameter adjacent to the spleen, but selective angiography revealed blood supply by the left suprarenal artery. A ruptured adrenal tumor was therefore diagnosed and resected. No hormone production was detected. Histologically a benign adrenal adenoma was found. Frequency, diagnosis and therapy of adrenal masses are discussed.
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