Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma

Report of a case

Seigo Nishida, Akira Tanimura, Satoko Takasaki, Sakae Nagaoka, Mikio Fukueda, Shinichi Ikeda, Kenichi Matsuo, Motoichi Akao, Masaharu Tokunaga

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Abstract

This report describes the case of a 48-year-old woman found to have a leiomyoma of the left adrenal gland after presenting with anemia and hypertension. An upper gastrointestinal series revealed a mass in the posterior region of the body that distorted the stomach. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a well-circumscribed mass with a high-density outline in the left adrenal gland, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a homogeneous mass. Multiple catheter samplings of vena cava blood revealed a slight elevation of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the left adrenal vein and the left renal vein. Thus, asymptomatic pheochromocytoma of the left adrenal gland was highly suspected as a preoperative diagnosis and a left adrenalectomy was performed. However, histologic examination subsequently revealed findings suggestive of leiomyoma of the adrenal gland, which was confirmed by electron microscopy. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and she has remained free from any further symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Leiomyoma
Adrenal Glands
Body Regions
Venae Cavae
Renal Veins
Adrenalectomy
Pheochromocytoma
Epinephrine
Anemia
Veins
Stomach
Norepinephrine
Electron Microscopy
Catheters
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Hypertension

Keywords

  • adrenal gland
  • leiomyoma
  • nonfunctioning tumor

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  • Surgery

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Nishida, S., Tanimura, A., Takasaki, S., Nagaoka, S., Fukueda, M., Ikeda, S., ... Tokunaga, M. (1995). Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma: Report of a case. Surgery Today, 25(5), 455-457. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00311827

Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma : Report of a case. / Nishida, Seigo; Tanimura, Akira; Takasaki, Satoko; Nagaoka, Sakae; Fukueda, Mikio; Ikeda, Shinichi; Matsuo, Kenichi; Akao, Motoichi; Tokunaga, Masaharu.

In: Surgery Today, Vol. 25, No. 5, 01.05.1995, p. 455-457.

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Nishida, S, Tanimura, A, Takasaki, S, Nagaoka, S, Fukueda, M, Ikeda, S, Matsuo, K, Akao, M & Tokunaga, M 1995, 'Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma: Report of a case', Surgery Today, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 455-457. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00311827
Nishida S, Tanimura A, Takasaki S, Nagaoka S, Fukueda M, Ikeda S et al. Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma: Report of a case. Surgery Today. 1995 May 1;25(5):455-457. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00311827
Nishida, Seigo ; Tanimura, Akira ; Takasaki, Satoko ; Nagaoka, Sakae ; Fukueda, Mikio ; Ikeda, Shinichi ; Matsuo, Kenichi ; Akao, Motoichi ; Tokunaga, Masaharu. / Surgically resected adrenal leiomyoma : Report of a case. In: Surgery Today. 1995 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 455-457.
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