What is the role of radiography and ultrasonography in the workup of pediatric adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Abdominal radiography may reveal bilateral adrenal calcifications, which suggest a history of bilateral adrenal hemorrhage, tuberculosis (TB), or Wolman disease. Ultrasonography is a poor imaging modality for investigating the adrenal glands.


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