Spontaneous rupture of adrenal myelolipoma: Spiral CT appearance

C. Russell, B. W. Goodacre, E. VanSonnenberg, E. Orihuela

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We report the helical computed tomographic findings of a symptomatic giant (11 cm) adrenal myelolipoma with spontaneous extracapsular hemorrhage. Narrow collimation (3 mm) imaging and three-dimensional reconstructions were useful to fully characterize the components and location of the lesion. A literature search showed a striking male and right-sided predominance for spontaneously hemorrhagic myelolipomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2000


  • Adrenal gland, tumor
  • Myelolipoma, computed tomography
  • Retroperitoneum, hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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    Russell, C., Goodacre, B. W., VanSonnenberg, E., & Orihuela, E. (2000). Spontaneous rupture of adrenal myelolipoma: Spiral CT appearance. Abdominal Imaging, 25(4), 431-434. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002610000061