Spontaneous Rupture and Hemorrhage of Adrenal Pseudocyst Presenting With Acute Abdomen and Shock

Document Type: Case Report(s)

Authors

1 Department ofEndocrinology, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Abstract

Adrenal gland pseudocysts are not common conditions, and most of them are nonfunctional and asymptomatic. However, large pseudocysts may causes abdominal discomfort and have compressive effects on adjacent organs. They may rupture spontaneously or after trauma, and lead to retroperitoneal hemorrhage and surgical emergency. Herein, we report a case of 21-year-old female who presented with acute abdomen and hemorrhagic shock due to spontaneous rupture of adrenal pseudocyst. She was treated successfully by open surgery, removal of adrenal pseudocyst and unilateral adrenalectomy.