Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Adrenal insufficiency
Radiation

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General
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 don’t necessarily affect cortical function