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Imaging diagnosis - bilateral adrenal adenomas and myelolipomas in a dog
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2007)
  • Federica Morandi, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • J L Mays
  • Shelley Newman, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • William H Adams, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

A 10-year-old neutered female Pug was evaluated for a left adrenal mass detected previously by ultrasonography. Using computed tomography, a fat-attenuating, rim-enhancing left adrenal mass and a homogeneous, soft-tissue attenuating, intensely enhancing right adrenal mass were found. A left adrenalectomy and right adrenal biopsy were performed and the final diagnosis was bilateral adrenal adenomas and myelolipomas. Myelolipomas are rare, benign, endocrinologically inactive tumors composed of well-differentiated adipose tissue and a variable amount of hematopoietic cells of both lymphatic and myeloid lineages, which may account for the different appearance on tomographic images.

  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms pathology,
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms radiography,
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms surgery,
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms veterinary,
  • Adrenalectomy methods,
  • Adrenalectomy veterinary,
  • Animals,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Differential,
  • Dog Diseases pathology,
  • Dog Diseases radiography,
  • Dog Diseases surgery,
  • Dogs,
  • Female,
  • Myelolipoma pathology,
  • Myelolipoma radiography,
  • Myelolipoma surgery,
  • Myelolipoma veterinary,
  • Tomography,
  • X-Ray Computed methods,
  • Tomography,
  • X-Ray Computed veterinary,
  • Treatment Outcome
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Citation Information
Federica Morandi, J L Mays, Shelley Newman and William H Adams. "Imaging diagnosis - bilateral adrenal adenomas and myelolipomas in a dog" Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound Vol. 48 Iss. 3 (2007)
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