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Heis HA, Bani-Hani KE, Bani-Hani BK
Correspondence: Prof Kamal E Bani-Hani, email@example.com
The adrenal gland is a rare location for haemangioma. Approximately 52 surgical cases have been reported in the literature. We report a huge non-functioning adrenal haemangioma presenting in a 50-year-old woman with flank pain. This was illustrated by computed tomography. It was surgically removed and diagnosed postoperatively as adrenal haemangioma. Although rare, adrenal haemangioma should be included in the differential diagnosis of adrenal neoplasms. The risks of haemorrhage, necrosis and thrombosis impose in the majority of cases surgical excision, particularly in tumours more than 3 cm in diameter.
Keywords: adrenal gland, adrenal haemangioma, adrenal tumour
Singapore Med J. 2008; 49(9): e236-7