Adrenal calcification

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Adrenal calcification

  • Calcification of the adrenal glands is an occasional incidental finding on abdominal X-rays. Causes include previous TB and adrenal haemorrhage.
  • If an adrenal gland is fully calcified and the renal outline is well-defined, as on the right in this image, then it is easy to say the calcification is adrenal.
  • If, however, an adrenal gland is not fully calcified and the kidney is not well-defined, as on the left in this image, then it can be difficult to determine whether the calcification is adrenal or renal.