Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for the Treatment of Isolated Large Adrenal Gland Metastases from Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report.

The adrenal gland is a common site for metastatic disease. However, isolated adrenal metastases (AM) are rare. We present a case of a rapidly enlarging adrenal mass with solitary distant metastasis from primary malignant melanoma. To our knowledge, the present case is the largest solitary mass that involves the adrenal gland from malignant melanoma in the literature. The present patient with a large adrenal mass (14 cm) was successfully operated by a transperitoneal laparoscopic approach. The surgeon's laparoscopic experience is more important than the lesion size for laparoscopic indications in selected patients.

Cureus. 2019 Oct 29*** epublish ***

Bahadır Öz, Mustafa Gök, Erdoğan Sözüer, Uğur Topal, Figen Öztürk

General Surgery, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, TUR., Pathology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, TUR.