Adrenal leiomyoma: a case report and review of the literature

J Surg Oncol. 1998 Oct;69(2):111-2. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1096-9098(199810)69:2<111::aid-jso12>;2-z.


We describe a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian woman found to have an enlarging mass of the left adrenal gland. Laboratory examination revealed the mass to be nonfunctional. The patient underwent an uneventful left adrenalectomy. Pathological examination revealed the mass to be a leiomyoma. These tumors are benign and develop from smooth muscle cells. They can occur in any part of the body where smooth muscular layers exist, but occur frequently in the uterus and gastrointestinal tract. This case report presents a review of the recent literature on this rare entity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / diagnosis*