Adrenal Cortical Rests
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Ectopic adrenal tissue
An adrenal rest anywhere along the gonadal descent, usually without accompanying medullary tissue (Saeger 2018).
Often identified incidentally during autopsy (20% of postmortem examination).
No age preference.
Both male and female.
No treatment is required, unless it becomes hyperplastic or malignant in patients with primary or secondary adrenal pathology.
The tissue usually has no clinical significance, but it may become hyperplastic or malignant in patients with primary or secondary adrenal pathology.