This anxious 26 y/o male with a history of intermittent abdominal pain, palpitations and excessive sweating was referred for CT of the abdomen. Selective pre and post contrast CT images are shown above. There is a high attenuation enhancing mass in the right adrenal gland. This finding and the history are consistent with a catecholamine secreting pheochromocytoma. Biochemical confirmation of catecholamine excess and subsequent surgery confirmed a functioning pheochromocytoma

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