Primary mediastinal myelolipoma

Cleve Clin J Med. 1993 Jan-Feb;60(1):69-71. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.60.1.69.


Myelolipomas are benign tumors composed of fat cells and mature bone marrow elements. They usually occur in the adrenal glands; fewer than 20 extra-adrenal myelolipomas have been reported. Myelolipomas may be found in abdominal, pelvic, or mediastinal sites. We report a patient with a right posterior mediastinal myelolipoma that was successfully resected.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnosis*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*