True adrenal mesothelial cyst in a patient with flank pain and hematuria: A case report

James Suh, Alan Heimann, Harris Cohen

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Abstract

True mesothelial (epithelial) cysts in the adrenal gland are rare lesions. They represent 9% of adrenal cysts and are much less common than vascular adrenal cysts. We report a case of a true adrenal mesothelial cyst in a patient with flank pain and hematuria that was diagnosed on imaging as a renal cyst. Immunohistochemical studies were performed to investigate the nature of the cyst lining. The positive immunostains for calretinin and WT-1 lend support to the postulate of Medeiros et al nearly 20 years ago of a mesothelial origin for these cysts. The clinical presentation and salient radiologic and pathologic features are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalEndocrine Pathology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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