Adrenal cyst

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Adrenal cysts are rare lesions and are commonly incidental findings. 

Adrenal cysts are reported to be rare with an incidence of <1% 1

Patients can present with pain or swelling, although a significant portion (~40%) are incidental findings 1,3

Adrenal cysts can be divided into four categories 1-3:

Small adrenal cysts may be difficult to differentiate from adrenal adenomas on unenhanced CT as they may both have densities in the pure fluid range, i.e. -10 to +10. However on post-contrast CT adrenal adenomas tend to enhance, whereas cysts do not 5.  

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Article information

rID: 52050
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adrenal cysts

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: adrenal pseudocyst
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  • Case 2: adrenal epithelial cyst
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  • Case 3: re-endothelialised hematoma
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  • Case 4
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