What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Thomas A Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Imaging studies of the adrenal gland are generally not useful in the evaluation of patients with suspected adrenal hyperplasia. However, CT scanning of the adrenal gland can be useful in excluding bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in patients with signs of acute adrenal failure without ambiguous genitalia or other clues of adrenal hyperplasia. [6]


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