Emergency Radiology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 53–60

CT of the adrenal gland: the many faces of adrenal hemorrhage

  • Michael G. Sacerdote
  • Pamela T. Johnson
  • Elliot K. Fishman
Pictorial Essay

DOI: 10.1007/s10140-011-0989-9

Cite this article as:
Sacerdote, M.G., Johnson, P.T. & Fishman, E.K. Emerg Radiol (2012) 19: 53. doi:10.1007/s10140-011-0989-9

Abstract

Adrenal hemorrhage is rarely suspected clinically, exhibits no specific clinical symptoms or laboratory findings, and yet is immediately life-threatening when bilateral. Recognition of adrenal hematomas is complicated by the variable appearance of these lesions. We survey the ways in which adrenal hematomas can appear on CT and provide strategies for differentiating hematomas from other adrenal pathologies.

Keywords

Adrenal gland Adrenal hemorrhage Computed tomography Adrenal insufficiency 

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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Sacerdote
    • 1
  • Pamela T. Johnson
    • 1
  • Elliot K. Fishman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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