Extra-adrenal myelolipoma

David Grignon, M. J. Shkrum, M. S. Smout

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Abstract

Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are rarely reported lesions, with only 18 cases found in the world literature. We report a series of three cases, all occurring in women in an age range of 68 to 83 years (mean, 77 years). One patient presented with a pelvic mass while the other two cases were incidental findings at autopsy. All lesions were presacral in location, encapsulated, and not attached to adjacent structures. Sizes ranged from 6 to 12 cm in greatest dimension and from 72 to 330 g. Color was a variegated yellow to red-brown. Microscopically, all were composed of mature fat and focal collections of normal hematopoietic elements. The nature of these lesions is not known but most authors favor a choristomatous origin. They must be distinguished from extramedullary hematopoietic tumors seen in patients with severe anemias, myeloproliferative disorders, and skeletal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume113
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Myelolipoma
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Incidental Findings
Anemia
Autopsy
Color
Fats
Neoplasms

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Grignon, D., Shkrum, M. J., & Smout, M. S. (1989). Extra-adrenal myelolipoma. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 113(1), 52-54.

Extra-adrenal myelolipoma. / Grignon, David; Shkrum, M. J.; Smout, M. S.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 113, No. 1, 1989, p. 52-54.

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Grignon, D, Shkrum, MJ & Smout, MS 1989, 'Extra-adrenal myelolipoma', Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 52-54.
Grignon, David ; Shkrum, M. J. ; Smout, M. S. / Extra-adrenal myelolipoma. In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 113, No. 1. pp. 52-54.
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