Adrenal Mass Lesions in Infants and Children
Lesions of the adrenal glands in the infant and child are rare. The presence of a palpable mass in the flank is often the only presenting clinical sign in the infant. In the older child, however, disorders in specific endocrine functions usually direct attention to the adrenal gland . Once an abnormality is disclosed by serum biochemical studies, identification of the specific site is often necessary for appropriate therapy or follow-up. In this chapter we will first present the imaging options available and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. This will be followed by a more detailed discussion of specific pathologic lesions.
KeywordsAdrenal Gland Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Adrenal Tumor Spin Echo Adrenal Vein
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