Adrenal cortical adenoma: current update, imaging features, atypical findings, and mimics


Adrenal adenoma is the most common adrenal lesion. Due to its wide prevalence, adrenal adenomas may demonstrate various imaging features. Thus, it is important to identify typical and atypical imaging features of adrenal adenomas and to be able to differentiate atypical adrenal adenomas from potentially malignant lesions. In this article, we will discuss the diagnostic approach, typical and atypical imaging features of adrenal adenomas, as well as other lesions that mimic adrenal adenomas.

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Elbanan, M.G., Javadi, S., Ganeshan, D. et al. Adrenal cortical adenoma: current update, imaging features, atypical findings, and mimics. Abdom Radiol 45, 905–916 (2020).

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  • Adrenal
  • Adenoma
  • Atypical
  • Imaging