Adrenal Imaging

Kefu Du, Marta E. Heilbrun, Jay T. Bishoff

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The adrenal glands are vital organs in homeostatic regulations and physiologic functions of the entire body. Adrenal diseases exhibit a broad range of pathology and deserve careful evaluation. Imaging features and metabolic characteristics of adrenal lesions are crucial in their diagnosis. Some adrenal diseases, such as myelolipomas and simple cysts, are usually asymptomatic and require no treatment. Many adrenal lesions are metabolically active and excessively secrete hormones. Lastly, malignant tumors affecting the adrenal glands either arise primarily, such as adrenocortical carcinoma and malignant pheochromocytoma, or metastastatic from other cancers. Understanding adrenal pathophysiology, diagnostic characteristics, and therapeutic options enables one to properly manage patients affected by adrenal disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterventional Urology, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783030735654
ISBN (Print)9783030735647
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Adrenal cyst
  • Adrenal gland
  • Adrenal hematoma
  • Adrenal hemorrhage
  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Adrenal metastasis
  • Adrenal myelolipoma
  • Adrenal oncocytoma
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Conn syndrome
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercortisolism
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pheochromocytoma


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