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European Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 552–554 | Cite as

MR imaging of a case of adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland

  • C. Rodrigo Gasque
  • L. Martí-Bonmatí
  • R. Dosdá
  • A. Gonzalez Martinez

Abstract.

The aim of this case report is to describe the appearance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of an incidentally found adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland, and to evaluate the utility of MRI in characterizing this type of tumor. The appearance of the tumor was nonspecific on T1-weighted in-phase, opposed-phase, and T2-weighted images, as well as its behavior after paramagnetic contrast administration, outlining the differential diagnosis among carcinoma, metastatic tumors, and pheochromocytoma. After surgery, the pathologic diagnosis was adenomatoid benign tumor of mesothelial origin. Although MRI enables the characterization of most benign lesions of the adrenal gland, the appearance of other lesions is nonspecific. In our case, MRI did not assist in preoperative diagnosis, guiding us towards a diagnosis of malignancy.

Key words: Adenomatoid tumor Adrenal gland MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Rodrigo Gasque
    • 1
  • L. Martí-Bonmatí
    • 1
  • R. Dosdá
    • 1
  • A. Gonzalez Martinez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Hospital Dr. Peset, Av. Gaspar Aguilar 90, E-46017 Valencia, SpainES
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Hospital Dr. Peset, Av. Gaspar Aguilar 90, E-46017 Valencia, SpainES

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