Acute adrenal haemorrhage: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Int Urol Nephrol. 1996;28(6):735-41. doi: 10.1007/BF02550719.


Acute adrenal haemorrhage (AAH) is a rare disorder with different aetiologies. Aiming to discuss this condition, this report deals with four different cases that will be analysed and examined below, each one of them confirmed by biopsy or surgery and followed clinically and radiologically. In these cases it was found that the patients suffered from localized abdominal pain (4/4) and fever (2/4); one patient had adrenal insufficiency due to bilateral massive AAH. Therefore we concluded that AAH is an uncommon condition with variable clinical manifestations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed