Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Adrenal insufficiency

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Definition / general
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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