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Adrenal cortical rests



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PubMed Search: Adrenal cortical rests testicular

Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
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Cite this page: Williamson S. Adrenal cortical rests. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisadrenalcortical.html. Accessed December 2nd, 2022.
Definition / general
  • Occur in 4 - 15% of testis, paratesticular tissue, spermatic cord or epididymis
  • For additional information, refer to ectopic adrenal tissue
Gross description
  • Small, round, yellow nodule
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Circumscribed nodule of adrenal cortical tissue without medullary tissue
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Yuto Yamazaki, M.D., Ph.D., Hironobu Sasano, M.D., Ph.D., Debra L. Zynger, M.D. and Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
Adrenal rest Nests of cortical cells SF1

Spermatic cord adrenal rest and SF1


Radical orchiectomies / spermatic cords with adrenal rests Radical orchiectomies / spermatic cords with adrenal rests Radical orchiectomies / spermatic cords with adrenal rests

Spermatic cord adrenal rests


Radical orchiectomies / spermatic cords with adrenal rests Radical orchiectomies / spermatic cords with adrenal rests

Paratesticular adrenal cortical rest

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