Testis & epididymis


Adrenal cortical rests

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Minor changes: 8 September 2020

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Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
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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

Contributed by Debra Zynger, M.D., Sean R. Williamson, M.D.

Adrenal cortical rests in spermatic cord

Paratesticular adrenal cortical rest

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