Adrenal involvement in non-Hodgkin lymphoma

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1983 Aug;141(2):303-5. doi: 10.2214/ajr.141.2.303.


Adrenal masses are described in seven cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a series of 173 patients. In all seven patients the lymphoma was diffuse rather than nodular. Three patients had adrenal masses at the time of presentation, whereas in four cases the adrenal gland was a site of tumor recurrence after therapy. Three patients had simultaneous bilateral adrenal involvement by tumor. No characteristic features were recognized that might have distinguished these tumors from other adrenal masses. Appropriate therapy successfully resolved the adrenal masses in all but one case. The latter patient was the only one with evidence of adrenal insufficiency.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adrenal Glands / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnostic imaging
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed