Lipid-rich adrenal adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Screening US.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

A hypoechogenic rounded mass is visible in the position of the right adrenal gland. 


The lesion is showing lipid attenuation (-18 HU) on noncontrast CT, thus being virtually pathognomonic for lipid-rich adenoma. No contrast was given. 

Other findings: liver and kidney cysts (hyperdense on in left kidney), left kidney calculus, advanced atherosclerosis. 

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Case information

rID: 85331
Published: 29th Dec 2020
Last edited: 30th Dec 2020
System: Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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