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Emerg Radiol. 2003 Apr;10(1):30-3. Epub 2003 Mar 29.

Adrenal injuries: spectrum of CT findings.

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Department of Radiology, Cardarelli Hospital, Via A. Cardarelli 9, 80131 Naples, Italy. r-pinto@iol.it

Abstract

Injury to the adrenal gland is often incidentally diagnosed with Computed Tomography (CT) following blunt abdominal trauma. In a high percentage of cases, it is accompanied by other intra-abdominal, retroperitoneal or intrathoracic injuries. Although not usually clinically significant, adrenal traumatic lesions can be a source of infection, as well as a cause of acute adrenal insufficiency. We discuss and illustrate typical and less common CT findings of adrenal injuries.

PMID:
15290527
DOI:
10.1007/s10140-003-0275-6

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