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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jun;196(6):W706-14. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.5540.

Adrenocortical carcinoma: the range of appearances on CT and MRI.

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  • 1Imaging Department, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, King George V Wing, Ground Fl, Room 3 West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom.



Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, aggressive tumor arising from the adrenal cortex that typically presents late with a large mass. The increased use of cross-sectional imaging for unrelated reasons has led to a greater number of ACCs being detected incidentally at an earlier stage. Recognition of the typical clinical, biochemical, and imaging findings is imperative for rapid diagnosis, prompt intervention, and early use of the appropriate therapy.


Cross-sectional imaging with CT and MRI is essential for determining the extent of local and distant tumor spread. Complete surgical resection is currently the only potentially curative treatment of ACC, and the information attained from CT and MRI is important to guide surgery and further patient management.

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