International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Determination of adrenal lesions in patients visiting department: A CT scan study
Author(s)
Dr. Rajesh Thapa
Abstract
Background: Incidental adrenal masses are discovered more frequently on CT scanning. The present study was conducted to determine adrenal masses using CT scan.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 48 patients of suspected adrenal gland lesions of both genders. All were informed regarding the study and written consent was obtained. Ethical clearance was taken prior to the study. General data such as name, age, gender etc. was recorded. Symptoms such as hypertension, headache, sweating and palpitations, moon-shaped face, proximal muscle weakness, truncal obesity and buffalo hump were recorded. All patients underwent CT scan using Toshiba Aquillion CT scanner (16 slice).
Results: Out of 48 patients, males were 21 and females were 27. Common lesions were adenoma seen in 32, cyst in 6, metastatic cancer in 6, lipoma in 2, hyperplasia in 1 and pheochromocytoma in 1. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 28 had headache, 31 had sweating, 35 had muscle weakness, 24 had buffalo hump and 28 had moon shaped face.
Conclusion: Authors found that common adrenal lesion in patients were adenoma followed by cyst, metastatic cancer.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Rajesh Thapa. Determination of adrenal lesions in patients visiting department: A CT scan study. International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. 2019; 2(1): 01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2019.v2.i1a.17
International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging