Meta-analysis of reported presacral myelolipomas, including a report of a new case

Congde Xu, Atsuko Kasajima, Alexander Novotny, Helmut Friess

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Background: Presacral myelolipomas form a rare disease and are often found incidentally in imaging diagnostics. Case presentation: In this study, we report the case of a 71-year-old caucasian female with an incidental finding of a retroperitoneal tumor on magnetic resonance imaging scan. This report aimed at presenting the clinical course of this patient with emphasis on analysis of pathological, clinical, and epidemiological features in a meta-analysis of reported cases. Conclusion: Presacral myelolipomas are rare and its etiology remains unclear. Surgical resection is indicated in symptomatic lesions and lesions > 4 cm. More clinical and pathological research on this rare entity is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number31
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnostic
  • Meta-analysis
  • Presacral myelolipoma
  • Treatment


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