Adrenal calcification

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Backache. Referred for spine radiographs.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male

Amorphous bilateral suprarenal calcifications are compatible with adrenal calcifications.

Case Discussion

Bilateral adrenal calcification.

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



Adrenal tumors


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

rID: 19624
Published: 29th Sep 2012
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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