Imaging of Adrenal Neoplasms

Part of the Atlas of Oncology Imaging book series (AOI, volume 1)


Lesions of the adrenal glands rarely present clinically and are usually detected as incidental findings on imaging. The incidence of adrenal masses found at computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the abdomen has been reported to be 4–6 %, with the overall number of lesions having increased significantly in recent years given the rapid expansion of abdominal imaging in clinical practice. This incidence varies greatly with age: patients between 20 and 29 years of age, for example, have a 0.2 % incidence of adenomas detected on CT, compared with 7–10 % in elderly patients.


Adrenal Gland Inferior Vena Cava Adrenal Mass Adrenal Metastasis Adrenal Adenoma 
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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