Significance of hyperenhancement of the adrenal glands

What is the significance of hyperenhancement of the adrenal glands?

Adrenal gland hyperenhancement (i.e., adrenal gland enhancement similar to that of adjacent vascular structures) is a finding that may indicate presence of shock or impending shock and tends to portend a poor clinical outcome. This may occur in the setting of trauma, pancreatitis, sepsis, or hemorrhage-induced hypotension.


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