Issue: 2019 > September > case report

Spontaneous haemorrhage of hepatic adenoma in a patient addicted to anabolic steroids

D.L. Smit, J.H. Nuijens, W. de Ronde
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This case report describes a patient with a nearly fatal spontaneous haemorrhage of a hepatic adenoma that occurred in association with anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use. The patient was addicted to AAS and had been using exceptionally high dosages as well as growth hormone. After cessation of AAS use, testosterone replacement therapy was started to prevent post-AAShypogonadism and consequent relapse.