ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Adrenal Ectopia Within the Wall of an Ovarian Serous Cystadenoma
Ufuk Usta 1, Emine Türkmen 2, N. Engin Aydın 3
1Departments of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne
2Department of Ankara Forensic Medicine Institution, Ankara
3Department of Pathology Medicine Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya
Pages : 95-98

Abstract

Ectopic adrenal tissue is a relatively common finding, especially in children. The most common localization is the male genital system, especially the spermatic cord. Female genital tract is also a common site for ectopic adrenal tissue but, ovarian localization is very rare. A 21-year-old woman presented with complaints of abdominal swelling, pelvic pain and menstrual irregularity. Ultrasonographic examination revealed a 25 cm cystic mass in the left ovarian region. The cyst which was removed surgically, was filled with serous fluid and there was a 0.2 cm yellowish nodule within the wall. Serous cubic epithelium was lining the inner portion of the cyst. The nodule within the cyst wall was well defined and consisted of adrenal tissue.

Keywords : Adrenal cortex; genital diseases, female/pathology
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