Adrenal glands transabdominal ultrasonography - pictorial essay

Romeo Ioan Chira, Alexandra Chira, Roberta Maria Manzat-Saplacan, Georgiana Nagy, Ana Valea, Alina Cristina Silaghi, Petru Adrian Mircea, Simona Valean


Adrenal gland ultrasonography is one of the corner stones of the abdominal ultrasonography examination for many medical specialties. The adrenal areas can be easily overlooked though adrenal gland pathology is diverse. We present the normal aspects and various transabdominal ultrasonography findings of the adrenal glands, both common and rare. Even though ultrasound examination is operator and patient dependent, we consider the examination of the adrenal glands very important, due to relatively frequent incidental detection of an adrenal mass.


adrenal glands; incidentaloma; ultrasonography

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