Prenatal sonographic detection of adrenal hemorrhage confirmed by postnatal surgery

Shiuh Bin Fang, Hung Chang Lee, Jin Cherng Sheu, Zun Jen Lo, Bor Lin Wu

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We report a case of adrenal hemorrhage in a newborn first detected by sonography at a menstrual age of 21 weeks 4 days. An echogenic mass was noted above the right kidney. The mass became larger and hypoechoic on follow-up sonograms after birth. The mass was also seen on abdominal CT. Because it was difficult to differentiate the lesion from cystic neuroblastoma and because it shrank only modestly by 2 months after birth, we performed a surgical exploration when the patient was 2 months old, and adrenal hemorrhage was confirmed. This case suggests that adrenal hemorrhage can occur as early as the second trimester of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Computed tomography
  • Cystic neuroblastoma
  • Prenatal adrenal hemorrhage
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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