CT and ultrasound features of post-traumatic adrenal hemorrhage

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Jan-Feb 1987;11(1):112-5. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198701000-00022.


Computed tomographic and ultrasound features in four cases of post-traumatic unilateral adrenal hemorrhage are reported. The CT findings consist of enlargement of the gland with hyperdensity, streaky infiltration of the periadrenal fat, and enlargement of the adjacent crus. On ultrasound the suprarenal mass appears moderately echogenic. Long-term follow-up studies show decrease of the volume of the mass, with CT and ultrasonic patterns consistent with resolving hematomas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnosis
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / etiology*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Ultrasonography*
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications*