Adrenal Hematoma Simulating Malignancy in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Aleksandr A. Reznichenko


Unilateral adrenal hemorrhages are unusual and have different etiologies. Very rarely adrenal hematoma could be presented as an adrenal mass and may have features of neoplastic lesion. There have been a number of case reports on adrenal hematoma that presented as an adrenal tumor in the past; however, there were no reports where it was described in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We present a patient with ITP and large adrenal mass suspicious for malignancy, which was surgically excised, and turned out to be an adrenal hematoma.

J Curr Surg. 2015;5(2-3):179-181


Adrenal hemorrhage; Adrenal hematoma; Adrenal mass; Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Adrenal carcinoma

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