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Nakhaei, B, Alamrajabi, M, Movahhed, M, Fereshtehnejad S. Hemorrhagic Adrenal Pseudocyst: A Case Report. RJMS 2008; 15 :173-180
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ultrasound or CT scans (incidentaloma). Among adrenal cysts the most common types are epithelial cysts

and pseudocysts. Intracystic hemorrhage is one of the possible complications of adrenal pseudocysts.

Adrenal cysts are rare and usually asymptomatic they are occasionally identified during

Case Report:

vomiting and acute anemia. CT scan showed a huge mass between the liver and the right kidney.

Thereafter, the cyst was resected. It contained 5000

Histopathological examination revealed adrenal pseudocyst with a dense fibrous tissue wall and foci of

chronic inflammation. The patient was fully recovered after the surgery.

The patient of the present study was a young woman with right superior abdominal pain,ml of bloody dark and brown thrombotic liquid.


like kidney, liver and gallbladder. Intracystic hemorrhage, whether spontaneous or post-traumatic, may

lead to acute anemia which, as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed, indicates surgery. The operation is

usually laparotomic adrenalectomy, since the laparoscopic approach is not sufficient to control large masses

with active bleeding inside.

Adrenal cysts may cause differential diagnostic problems with masses of contiguous organs
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General Surgery

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