Mehmet Tolga Kafadar1, Ekrem Özyuvalı2, Abdullayev Mirsaleh Miryaguboğlu3, Tuğba Çaviş4, Aydın İnan5

1Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
2Clinic of Urology, Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey,
3Clinic of General Surgery, Azerbaijan Medicine University, Baku, Azerbaijan
4Clinic of Radiology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5Clinic of General Surgery, Ankara Umut Hospital Ankara, Turkey


Adrenal masses can be encountered with many different clinical manifestations and a diverse spectrum of etiologies in clinical practice. Recent advances in imaging and laboratory studies as well as their increasingly widespread use and easy accessibility have currently made it possible to diagnose a greater number of surrenal masses than ever. The basic approach principles vary for incidentally detected masses, benign/malignant masses, and hormonoactive masses. Lymphangiomas are benign congenital malformations of lymphatic channels that primarily affect the neck and head region. They typically affect children younger than 2 years of age, they are uncommon in adults and they rarely involve surrenal glands. In this paper, we aimed to present a woman with a hormonally inactive right giant adrenal mass showing recent rapid growth, which was diagnosed to be a lymphangioma in an atypical localization in histopathological examination. The patient was operated with right adrenalectomy and total mass excision via laparoscopic lateral transperitoneal approach.

Keywords: Adrenal masses, laparoscopic surgery, lymphangioma

Cite this article as: Kafadar MT, Özyuvalı E, Miryaguboğlu AM, Çaviş T, İnan A. Incidental giant adrenal lymphangioma presenting as a non-functional cystic mass. Turk J Surg 2021; 37 (3): 299-302.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - M.T.K., E.Ö.; Design - M.T.K., A.M.M., A.İ.; Supervision - M.T.K., E.Ö., A.M.M., T.Ç.; Materials - M.T.K., E.Ö., T.Ç.; Data Collection and/or Processing - M.T.K., T.Ç., A.İ.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - M.T.K., E.Ö., A.M.M.; Literature Search - M.T.K., A.M.M.; Writing Manuscript - M.T.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

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