Low grade B cell lymphoma arising in a background of multifocal extra-adrenal myelolipoma

Aaron Noll, Jamie Boone, Mark Cunningham, Joshua Mammen, Ossama Tawfik

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Myelolipomas are rare, benign, non-functioning tumors composed of an admixture of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements. Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are extremely rare, but have been reported in multiple sites including the omentum, presacral, and retroperitoneal areas, along with the thorax, kidneys, liver and stomach. We report a case of a 68-year-old man with low-grade B-cell lymphoma arising in a background of recurrent multifocal extra-adrenal myelolipoma. Pathological evaluation of the lesion and bone marrow showed foci of lymphoid aggregate that were confirmed to be monoclonal B lymphoma by flow cytometry. To our knowledge, this is only the third reported case to feature such a rare combination of diseases. The clinical, radiological, and pathological differential diagnostic findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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