December 2007

Hypoechoic mass cranial to the right kidney

Clinical Info

Incidental finding during an examination of the kidneys

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Male neonate 9 days old, Incidental finding during an examination of the kidneys

Longitudinal image of the mass cranial to the right kidney
Longitudinal image of the mass cranial to the right kidney
Transverse image of the mass cranial to the right kidney
Transverse image of the mass cranial to the right kidney
Longitudinal image of the normal right kidney and the mass
Longitudinal image of the normal right kidney and the mass
Transverse image of the normal right kidney (lateral) and the mass (medial)
Transverse image of the normal right kidney (lateral) and the mass (medial)
The mass shows no vascularity with color doppler
The mass shows no vascularity with color doppler
Longitudinal image of the normal left adrenal
Longitudinal image of the normal left adrenal
Transverse image of the normal left adrenal

Discussion
A non vascularized partly cystic mass in the adrenal in a neonate is suggestive for an adrenal hemorrhage. However in the case of an adrenal mass in a neonate a neuroblastoma should always be cons
Transverse image of the normal left adrenal Discussion A non vascularized partly cystic mass in the adrenal in a neonate is suggestive for an adrenal hemorrhage. However in the case of an adrenal mass in a neonate a neuroblastoma should always be cons
Transverse image of an adrenal hemorrhage in a 39 year old female (without tumor)
Transverse image of an adrenal hemorrhage in a 39 year old female (without tumor)

Conclusion

References            
Velaphi SC, Perlman JM.Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage: clinical and abdominal sonographic findings.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2001 Oct;40(10):545-8. Review

Paterson A.Adrenal pathology in childhood: a spectrum of disease.
Eur Radiol. 2002 Oct;12(10):2491-508..

Nadler EP, Barksdale EM.Adrenal masses in the newborn.
Semin Pediatr Surg. 2000 Aug;9(3):156-64. Review.


Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 9

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System