Endocrine Surgery: Principles and Practice: adrenal chapter

Donal Shanahan, TWJ Lennard

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The paired adrenal (suprarenal) glands are flattened retroperitoneal endocrine glands closely applied to the medial aspect of the superior pole of each kidney. The internal structure of these pale yellow glands are incongruous in that the adrenal gland is composed of two discrete parts, namely an outer cortex enveloping a central medulla. The adrenal cortex and medulla contain distinct endocrine tissues that secrete different hormones and are regulated by separate control systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrine Surgery: Principles and Practice
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1846288807
ISBN (Print)978-1846288807
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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