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  • “ The most common imaging features include a 2-3 cm oval hematoma, irregular hemorrhage obliterating the adrenal gland, periadrenal hemorrhage or fat stranding, and uniform adrenal swelling with increased attenuation.”
    Imaging of traumatic adrenal injury
    To’o KJ, Duddalwar VA
    Emerg Radiol (2012) 19:499-503
  • “ Traumatic adrenal injury occurs in 5% of cases of blunt abdominal trauma and most commonly affects the right adrenal gland only. While rare, adrenal injury is an indicator of severe trauma and should prompt a search for associated injuries. The most common imaging feature of adrenal injury is a 2-3cm oval hematoma.”
    Imaging of traumatic adrenal injury
    To’o KJ, Duddalwar VA
    Emerg Radiol (2012) 19:499-503
  • Adrenal Trauma: CT Findings
    - Adrenal hematoma (oval or round)
    - Irregular hemorrhage obliterating the gland
    - Uniform adrenal gland swelling with increased attenuation
    - Periadrenal hemorrhage or stranding
    - Retroperitoneal hemorrhage
    - Adrenal pseudocyst (chronic)
    - Imaging of traumatic adrenal injury
    To’o KJ, Duddalwar VA
    Emerg Radiol (2012) 19:499-503

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