World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Adrenal Cavernous Hemangioma: An Uncommon Cause of Adrenal Gland Enlargement

Belfontali V1, Buemi A1, Dano H2, Malbecq C1, Darius T1 and Mourad M1*

1Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation, Saint-Luc University Hospital,
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
2Department of Pathology, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

*Correspondance to: Michel Mourad 

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Abstract

Adrenal cavernous hemangioma is a benign, usually non-functioning tumor. It is often completely
asymptomatic and incidentally discovered on radiologic imaging. CT-scan and MRI are useful tools
for the preoperative study of the tumor, but they usually do not let to a clear preoperative diagnosis
because of the lack of pathognomonic signs and because adrenal cavernous hemangiomas are
rarely encountered lesions [1]. The most valuable tool remains histopathological examination after
surgical resection. We herein report the case of a 74-year-old man referred to our institution for a
large right adrenal mass. The biological workup was normal, and the imaging studies did not permit
to completely characterize the lesion. A surgical resection was performed and histopathological
examination diagnosed a cavernous hemangioma.

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Citation:

Belfontali V, Buemi A, Dano H, Malbecq C, Darius T, Mourad M. Adrenal Cavernous Hemangioma: An Uncommon Cause of Adrenal Gland Enlargement. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1255..

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