Haemorrhagic pseudocyst of the adrenal gland: case report and literature review

Adrenal pseudocyst is a rare pathologic fi nding in paediatric population. They tend to be asymptomatic lesions and are usuallyfound sporadically in radiologic fi ndings. However, cysts larger than 5 cm in diameter can cause symptoms of compression on adjacentorgans and therefore surgical removal is needed. Regarding diff erential diagnosis, it is crucial to diff er a benign from malignantlesion in paediatric population. We report a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with acute abdominal pain and fever. She hadbeen diagnosed with a right abdominal cyst two years before and was routinely followed up through our outpatient clinic. Mediallaparotomy, surgical excision and drainage of the cystic lesion were performed. Histopathology examination reported a haemorrhagicadrenal pseudocyst. Six-month follow up was uneventful.

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Volume: Vol. 62, No 3, July- September 2018
Authors: Ida Matić, Ante Čizmić, Mirko Žganjer, Ivan Petračić, Nikica Lesjak, Lucija Čizmić, Šimun Križanac, Božidar Župančić, Danko Mikulić
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2018;62:135-9
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13112/PC.2018.20

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