Pheochromocytoma

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Patient referred for evaluation of hypertension.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI

A well-defined right suprarenal mass with heterogeneous signal and marked central hyperintensity suggesting marked central necrosis. Enhanced margins and soft tissue components.

MR angiography shows the right kidney along with the renal artery is displaced.

Case Discussion

MR imaging reveals a large well defined mass in the right adrenal gland. Varying imaging protocols show a highly necrotic mass displacing the right kidney. Conventional MR images and MRA are shown. 

Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was made.

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