Adrenal gland imaging

Jessica T. Casey, Earl Y. Cheng*, James S. Donaldson

*Corresponding author for this work

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The normal anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the adrenal glands is discussed. We then describe the use of ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging for normal adrenal imaging followed by a discussion of anomalies of adrenal shape, position, and size (including adrenal hyperplasia). Imaging characteristics of adrenal masses are presented including adrenal hemorrhage, medullary neoplasms (neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroma, pheochromocytoma), adrenocortical neoplasms (adenoma, carcinoma), and other adrenal masses (leiomyoma, myolipoma). Finally adrenal cysts and abscesses are then described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adolescent Urologic Imaging
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781461486541
ISBN (Print)146148653X, 9781461486534
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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