Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Pictorial Essay Pediatric Radiology

Imaging findings of primary adrenal tumors in pediatric patients

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

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

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

Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 811-815
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2021.20701
Read: 111 Downloads: 21 Published: 19 October 2021

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 peripheral on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The purpose of this article is to evaluate primary nonneurogenic adrenal tumors.

You may cite this article as: Özcan HN, Tan AA, Ardicli B, et al. Imaging findings of primary adrenal tumors in pediatric patients. Diagn Interv Radiol 18 2021; 27:811–815.

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