Adrenal calcification

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Backache. Referred for spine radiographs.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Amorphous bilateral suprarenal calcifications are compatible with adrenal calcifications.

Case Discussion

Bilateral adrenal calcification.

The differential for this finding in an adultt is wide and includes:



Adrenal tumours


  • Addison disease
    • uncommon in primary Addison disease; calcification suggests an underlying cause (e.g. infection)
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Case Information

rID: 19624
Case created: 29th Sep 2012
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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