Literally meaning: “growth of lipoid inside”
Origin: Anc Greek
μυελός/myelos(=marrow, brain) > μύω/myo(=enclosed like the muscle inside body or rat in its nest=epimys)
+(-ωμα)/(-oma)=suffix denoting state or condition of mass growth
These tumours were initially described by Giercke in 1905, and 24 years later (1929), Oberling coined the team ‘myelolipoma’.
1. Gierke E. Ueber Knochenmarksgewebe in der Nebenniere Beitr. Pathol Anat. 1905:311–25.
2. Oberling C. Les formations myelo-lipomateuses, Bull.Assoc. Franc Cancer. 1929;18:234–46.
DefinitionMyelolipoma is a benign and usually asymptomatic tumour of adrenal gland composed