Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions
Adrenal cortical rests

Author: Sean Williamson, M.D.(see Authors page)

Revised: 11 April 2017, last major update December 2012

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Definition / general
  • Occur in 4 - 15% of testis, paratesticular tissue, spermatic cord or epididymis
Gross description
  • Small, round, yellow nodule
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Circumscribed nodule of adrenal cortical tissue without medullary tissue
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Adrenal cortical rests in spermatic cord

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Circumscribed nodule of adrenal cortical tissue involving the paratesticular soft tissue