Adrenal gland trauma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT

Trauma

Enlarged right adrenal gland with a mixed attenuation and surrounding fat stranding likely due to adrenal hemorrhage.

Right clavicle fracture. 

No other traumatic injuries. 

CT

Adrenal (3 months later)

Right adrenal hematoma has markedly reduced in size in keeping with near complete resolution. 

Annotated image

Side by side imaging showing improvement of the right adrenal hematoma. 

Case Discussion

Adrenal gland trauma is a common cause of unilateral adrenal hemorrhage

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