A man with a horseshoe adrenal gland associated with a midline posterior diaphragmatic defect

Eric J. Feldmann, Netanel S. Berko, Vineet R. Jain, Linda B. Haramati

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We present a case of a horseshoe adrenal gland and a posterior midline diaphragmatic defect found incidentally on computed tomography in a 60-year-old man. It is, to our knowledge, the first case in an adult and represents a relatively innocuous developmental abnormality when compared with the previously described fetal and infantile adrenal fusion syndrome. This case demonstrates the importance of cross-sectional imaging and the effectiveness of computed tomography in defining the spectrum of congenital anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009



  • CT
  • Diaphragmatic defect
  • Fused adrenal glands
  • Horseshoe adrenal gland
  • Midline anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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