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Vol. 95. Issue 10.
Pages 612 (December 2017)
Vol. 95. Issue 10.
Pages 612 (December 2017)
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Calcified Adrenal Pseudocyst: A Rare Pathology
Pseudoquiste suprarrenal calcificado: una dolencia infrecuente
Álvaro Martínez Manzano
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, Elena Romera Barba, Francisco Javier Espinosa López, Ángel de Paco Navarro
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Santa Lucía, Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
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The patient is a 73-year-old woman with no prior history of interest, who came to the emergency room due to lumbar pain. Lumbar radiograph (Fig. 1) identified a calcified image in the right hypochondrium. Abdominal CT scan (Fig. 2) showed a lesion in the right adrenal gland, suggestive of a calcified adrenal pseudocyst.

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Pseudocysts are the most frequent subtype of adrenal cysts. They are formed by encapsulated residue from an adrenal hemorrhage; calcifications can be found in 10%–15% of cases. It is recommended to resect cysts larger than 5cm due to the high risk of bleeding and secondary complications.

Please cite this article as: Martínez Manzano Á, Romera Barba E, Espinosa López FJ, de Paco Navarro Á. Pseudoquiste suprarrenal calcificado: una dolencia infrecuente. Cir Esp. 2017;95:612.

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