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Cavernous hemangioma of the adrenal gland mimicking a hepatic hemangioma
Department of Urology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Apr  2020 (Vol.  27, Issue  2, Pages( 10192 - 10194)
PMID: 32333740


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  • Adrenal cavernous hemangiomas are a rare, benign, and non-functional tumor. We report a case of a 62-year-old male who presented with right upper quadrant and flank pain. Physical examination revealed a fullness of the right upper quadrant. Both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a hemangioma originating from the liver. During angiography with the intent of embolization, it was discovered that the vascular supply was consistent with an adrenal mass rather than a hepatic origin. The patient was referred to Urology and underwent curative right open adrenalectomy and nephrectomy. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of an adrenal cavernous hemangioma.