Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
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Imaging findings of primary adrenal tumors in pediatric patients


Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey


Division of Pediatric Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 1: -
Read: 272 Published: 13 November 2020

Apart from neuroblastomas, adrenal tumors are rarely seen in children. The most common adrenal tumors are adrenocortical carcinoma and pheochromocytoma. Adrenocortical carcinoma is usually a large heterogeneous, well-marginated mass with solid/cystic areas and calcifications, with poor prognosis. Most of the pheochromocytomas are benign tumors and usually show intense contrast enhancement, the pattern of which may be diffuse, mottled, or peripherally on CT and MRI. In the literature, few studies have been conducted on imaging findings of pediatric adrenal tumors. The purpose of this article is to evaluate only primary adrenal tumors (apart from neurogenic tumors).

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