Study of computer tomography measurements in normal adrenal glands in Indian population
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2288-2293
AbstractBackground: The adrenal gland (AG) is so called because of its location adjacent to the kidney (adrenal). Adrenals are often difficult to visualize on ultrasound. CT scan is a better mode of visualization of adrenal glands. Knowledge of the range of imaging appearances of the adrenal glands in primary may allow definitive diagnosis in most cases. Present study was aimed to study computed tomography measurements of normal adrenal glands in a urban population.
Material and Methods: Present study was prospective, observational study, conducted in normal, healthy adults of either gender, age > 25 years where computed tomography measurements of normal adrenal glands.
Results: 58 participants were studied, mean age was 46.5 ± 15.2 years, 62.07% were male, mean weight was 71.46 ± 11.39 kgs, mean height was 160.14 ± 12.11 cm, body mass index was 24.16 ± 3.86 kg/m2 & waist circumference was 67.33 ± 18.41 mm2. Adrenal gland volume in right adrenal gland was 3.47 ± 1.33 mm3, in left adrenal gland was 4.77 ± 1.69 mm3 & Total adrenal gland was 8.25 ± 2.74 mm3. Gender-wise comparison of length, width & thickness in right & left side adrenal gland was comparable among male & female groups & difference was not significant statistically. In present study, majority of patients had Y shape adrenal gland (87.93% in right versus 84.48% left), followed by linear type (6.9% in right versus 8.62% left).
Conclusion: Mean adrenal gland volume in right adrenal gland was 3.47 ± 1.33 mm3, in left adrenal gland was 4.77 ± 1.69 mm3 & Total adrenal gland was 8.25 ± 2.74 mm3.
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