Bildgebende Verfahren zur Diagnostik des Phaochromozytoms

Translated title of the contribution: Imaging modalities for the evaluation of pheochromocytomas

K. Neumann, R. Langer

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In the radiological evaluation of adrenal masses today computed tomography (CT) has the highest sensitivity of all imaging modalities for tumor detection. In addition, CT is able to assess potential concomitant processes in the surrounding tissues. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice, when adrenal masses cannot be differentiated by CT. When chemical-shift imaging, fat-suppression, and dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences are used for tissue characterization, pheochromocytomas can be distinguished from adenomas. Due to the multiplanar imaging ability MRI is optimal for the preoperative work-up of the anatomical situation in patients with adrenal masses. Extraadrenal paragangliomas can be assessed with MRI, too. Ultrasound is of minor relevance in the assessment of pheochromocytomas and other adrenal masses, as is angiography, which is only carried out in special cases to evaluate the vascular supply.

Translated title of the contributionImaging modalities for the evaluation of pheochromocytomas
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalZentralblatt fur Chirurgie
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenal masses
  • Computed tomography
  • Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pheochromocytomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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