Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Adrenal insufficiency

Topic Completed: 1 February 2005

Revised: 4 June 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Radiation adrenal insufficiency

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Radiation. website. Accessed December 14th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • May cause fibrosis, although cortex is relatively radioresistant
  • High doses (> 5000 roentgens) to abdomen, pelvis or lumbar region may cause hyaline fibrosis of reticularis and reduction of fasciculata, although does not necessarily affect cortical function
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