Adrenal lesions (differential)

Adrenal lesions cover a broad spectrum from benign to neoplastic entities. Due to increased use of cross-sectional imaging they are frequently detected as incidental lesions (incidentalomas). If found incidentally, please refer to the Management of Incidental Adrenal Masses: American College of Radiology White Paper 9.

Radiology plays a significant role in differentiation. Cross-sectional imaging is the mainstay of imaging for identifying and assessing adrenal lesions, for which an algorithm to aid characterization is helpful 5.

Small unilateral adrenal mass
Large solid adrenal mass
Cystic lesions
Other lesions
Other adrenal pathology

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rID: 7972
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adrenal incidentalomas (differential)
  • Adrenal masses (differential )
  • Adrenal nodules (differential )
  • Unilateral adrenal mass
  • Adrenal lesions : differential diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis of adrenal lesions

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: adrenal adenoma
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  • Case 2: adrenal carcinoma
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  • Case 3: adrenal myelolipoma
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  • Case 4: pheochromocytoma
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  • Case 5: adrenal hemangioma
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  • Case 6: adrenal pseudocyst - on left
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  • Case 7: adrenal metastases
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  • Case 8: adrenal pseudocyst
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  • Case 9: extramedullary hematopoiesis
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  • Case 10: adrenal epithelial cyst
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  • Case 11: bilateral adrenal myelolipoma
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