einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2012;10(1):96-9.

Hemorrhagic adrenal cyst

Elsa Cristina Fontes Pires da Silva, Francisco Viamontez, Vasco Sabino Silva, Artur Andrade, Gonçalo Júlio Neto, Constança de Palma Gomes, Sérgio Neto, Mateus Quitembo, Higino Dimbany, Joaquim Carlos Vicente Dias Van-Dunem, Sandra Maria da Rocha Neto de Miranda, Fernando Bastos, Lemuel Bornelli Cordeiro, Mateus Guilherme

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100020

The authors present a case of a hemorrhagic adrenal cyst, one of the tumors known in literature as incidentalomas, emphasizing the clinical characteristics, since adrenal cysts or pseudocysts are generally rare and observed by chance during imaging procedures. Traditionally they are classified as pseudocysts, endothelial, epithelial or parasitic cysts. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has been considered the treatment of choice for benign, functioning or non-functioning adrenal lesions. Small cystic adrenal tumors can be managed conservatively by laparoscopic decortication or marsupialization, but larger cysts should be treated by total or partial adrenalectomy.

Hemorrhagic adrenal cyst