Nonhemorrhagic Adrenal Infarction With Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features During Pregnancy.
BACKGROUND: Adrenal infarction is an infrequent cause of severe abdominal pain during pregnancy. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of adrenal infarction have not previously been thoroughly described.
CASES: A 20-year-old woman, gravida 1 para 0, presented at 27 4/7 weeks of gestation with sudden-onset right upper quadrant and flank pain. A 29-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1, presented at 17 5/7 weeks of gestation with sudden-onset right abdominal and flank pain and again at 35 5/7 weeks of gestation with sudden-onset severe left flank and upper quadrant pain. In both patients, unilateral adrenal infarction was diagnosed on contrast-enhanced computed tomography after initial nondiagnostic ultrasonography and MRI. Clinical presentation and MRI features of nonhemorrhagic adrenal infarction are described.
CONCLUSION: Nonhemorrhagic adrenal infarction may be an underdiagnosed cause of acute abdominal pain during pregnancy and can be diagnosed with MRI.
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Guenette, J. P., & Tatli, S. (2015). Nonhemorrhagic Adrenal Infarction With Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features During Pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology, 126(4), 775–778. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000884
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Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging