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Adrenal Pseudocyst: Case Report

Volume 10 - Issue 1

Frais Alaswad*

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    • Specialist General Surgeon, NMC Speciality Hospital, UAE
    • *Corresponding author: Frais Alaswad, FRCS(ENG), FRCSI(IRL), FEBS(EU), FACS, NMC Speciality Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Received:October 01, 2018;   Published: October 15, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.10.001890

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Abstract

Pseudocyst type of adrenal cysts is most common; however, this type of ectopic cyst is quite rare in excessively large adrenal cysts. A 35-year-old woman was admitted to our institution with distension of her right flank and the upper quadrant of her abdomen. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a cystic lesion with a homogenous anechoic texture, and measuring 28 cm in diameter. Computed tomography imaging displayed a giant cystic lesion adjacent to the liver, pancreas, kidney. The origin of the cyst was not identified. We were not able to make a preoperative diagnosis; therefore, the patient underwent resection of the mass by open laparotomy for therapeutic diagnosis. Intraoperatively, the mass was identified to be cystic and adhered to the right adrenal gland. It was filled with more than 2500 mL of serous brown fluid. The content of the cyst contained no atypical cells on cytological examination, and the cyst was pathologically classified as a pseudocyst cyst. We describe a case of a patient with a giant pseudocyst of the adrenal gland. The present data suggest that surgeons should decide treatment strategy for large adrenal cysts in consideration of hormonal function, degree of size, and possibility of malignancy.

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