The 'ring sign' of necrotic pheochromocytoma

G. Velasquez, P. H. Nath, C. Zollikofer, O. Valdez-Davila, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, A. Formanek, K. Amplatz

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Pheochromocytomas are usually hypervascular tumors exhibiting dense stain during angiography. The cystic nature of the neoplasm or tumor necrosis can result in failure of opacification of the mass or a central lucent area. Four cases of pheochromocytoma are described where a central avascular zone was surrounded by a dense rim of contrast, giving a 'ring sign'. Since this appearance is best seen in the capillary and venous phases, delayed films are essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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