The nodule in the spermatic cord contained morphological features consistent with an adrenal rest (Fig.
1] Adrenal rests situated far from the original gland are composed entirely of cortical adrenal tissue with no evidence of medullary cells, but the more proximal cells may contain medulla.
In patients with CAH, ectopic adrenal rest tissue is frequently identified within the testicles.
Testicular adrenal rest tissue in congential adrenal hyperplasia: Comparison of MR imaging and sonographic findings.
The diagnosis of testicular adrenal rest tumor had been confirmed by clinical, morphological, immunohistochemical, laboratory, and endocrinological evaluations, and the patient was referred to endocrinology clinic for future treatment.
Key words: Adrenal hyperplasia; 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency; testicular adrenal rest tumor.
8) testikuler adrenal artik tumorlerini (testicular adrenal rest tumors, TART) klinik ve histolojik bulgulara gore 5 evreye ayirmislardir.
If compliance is poor, excess androgen production, accelerated growth, secondary central precocious puberty and, in boys, adrenal rest tumours can occur, as in the following case.
Adrenal rest tumours are thought to originate from aberrant adrenal cells which migrate along with the descending testes, becoming hyperplastic when stimulated by adrenocorticotropin (ACTH).
One postulate for the genesis of this lesion was an adrenal rest
The existence of Leydig cells in the adrenal glands and the existence of adrenal rests in the testicles provide additional evidence for the common origin of the two.
Excessive secretion of ACTH in some hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis conditions (such as ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma after bilateral adrenalectomy) may lead to hyperplasia of the interstitial ACTH-dependent adrenal rests that exist in the testis.