Nidal İflazoğlu1, Orhan Üreyen2, Mahir Keleş3

1Clinic of General Surgery, Kilis State Hospital, Kilis, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
3Clinic of Internal Medicine, Kilis State Hospital, Kilis, Turkey


Myelolipomas are rare benign tumors often detected as adrenal masses. Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are encountered even more rarely. The rate of detection of these lesions is increasing with improved radiological techniques. Because of their localization and morphological similarities to well differentiated liposarcomas, extra-adrenal myelolipomas need to be differentiated from other aggressive neoplasms. Preoperative imaging and percutaneous biopsy are important tools in the diagnosis of these lesions. We report a very rare case of an extra-adrenal perirenal myelolipoma associated with hemolytic anemia. The etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment options for the lesion have been discussed. Fat-containing tumors of the retroperitoneum should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis is important to avoid over-treatment of these benign lesions.

Keywords: Myelolipoma, anemia, hemolytic

Cite this paper as: İflazoğlu N, Üreyen O, Keleş M. Extra-adrenal myelolipoma with hemolytic anemia. Turk J Surg 2017; 33(2): 116-118


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - N.İ., M.K.; Design - N.İ., O.Ü.; Supervision - N.İ.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - O.Ü., M.K.; Literature Review - N.İ.; Writer - N.İ., M.K.; Critical Review - O.Ü.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.