Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions

Topic Completed: 1 February 2012

Revised: 25 January 2019, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Myelolipoma liver

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Myelolipoma. website. Accessed March 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Tumor of fat and bone marrow hematopoietic cells resembling adrenal tumor
  • Rare extraadrenal sites: spleen, mediastinum, testis and liver
  • Histogenesis not clear
  • Neoplastic or metaplastic changes or emboli from bone marrow or embryonic rests of hematapoietic tissue (J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2010;19:105)
Case reports
Gross description
  • Fatty lesion with grayish red appearance
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fat and bone marrow hematopoietic cells
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