(13) as a second-line imaging examination in 48 out of 230 patients, referred with a variety of penoscrotal diseases, including a small number of benign intratesticular pathologies, namely four cases of acute epididymoorchitis, two cases of intratesticular cysts, one adrenal rest
tissue, three cases of torsion, four cases of trauma, four cases of hydrocele and two inguinal hernias.
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Furthermore, 21-deoxycortisol and 11oxC19 steroids showed the closest correlation with adrenal gland size and 11oxC19 steroids were detected at much higher concentrations in CAH patients with testicular adrenal rest
tumor (TART) than those without (11).
Patient has not had testicular ultrasound to evaluate for testicular adrenal rest
In adult males, the condition is mainly asymptomatic, but some men may present with adrenal rest
tumour and/or fertility problems.8
The nodule in the spermatic cord contained morphological features consistent with an adrenal rest
Recent studies suggested that development of testicular adrenal rest
tumors (TARTs), which cause an obstruction of the seminiferous tubules, may play a major role [1,2].
The child should also be monitored for Cushingoid features due to excessive steroid intake and for the development of adrenal rest
tumors in the testis, a well-known complication in male children and adults with classic CAH .
In patients with CAH, ectopic adrenal rest
tissue is frequently identified within the testicles.
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.
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.
Testicular adrenal rest
tumor (TART) is a benign tumor which is seen in male patients who have congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).