Adrenal pseudocyst

Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Radswiki et al.

Adrenal pseudocysts account for ~40% of adrenal cysts and are more likely than simple adrenal cysts to be symptomatic.

Pseudocysts do not have an epithelial lining and typically arise after an episode of adrenal hemorrhage. There is an ~7% association with malignancy (e.g. from hemorrhage into a cystic adrenal neoplasm) 6

Adrenal pseudocysts appear as a simple cyst or may have a complicated appearance (i.e. septations, blood products, or a soft-tissue component). 

Calcification may be present 4. Usually, there is no enhancement post contrast.

Imaging differential considerations include:

Article information

rID: 12128
System: Urogenital
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adrenal pseudocysts

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