"Due to the cancerous nature of the tumor, we had to remove the whole kidney and the surrounding suprarenal gland
in one block."
Figure 1 shows that the suprarenal gland
of group I was formed of two parts, the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla.
SUVs (max, peak, and mean) were recorded for pancreas (head and body separately), liver, spleen, and left suprarenal gland
Caption: Figure 4: 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography revealing a hypermetabolic lesion at the common bile duct/duodenum topography with cerebellar, thoracic-abdominal lymph nodes, left suprarenal gland
, and bone metastasis.
On the right side, we performed an adequate dissection of the inferior vena cava (IVC), and then we did a lateral traction on the suprarenal gland
, identified and ligated the right suprarenal vein.
Guided FNAC was also done from various organs like pancreas, stomach, gall bladder, kidney, mediastinum, pleura, suprarenal gland
& abdominal wall with high adequacy rate and minimal complications.
* Suprarenal gland
is developed from the mesoderm of posterior abdominal wall in the angle between the root of mesentery and developing gonad and also from neural crest.
al observed that the weight of the suprarenal gland
increased faster until the fourth month, whereas after that the growth became slower.
The left inferior phrenic artery was tortuous, running upwards to the left of the midline in the lesser sac and divided in to three branches and one among which was most lateral and running along with the splenic artery to supply the spleen at hilum, and rest two were supplying the diaphragm and suprarenal gland
. The right inferior phrenic artery was running upwards to the right of the midline and supplying the right side of the diaphragm and suprarenal gland
The left renal vein is longer than the right renal vein and drains blood from the left gonad and left suprarenal gland
The tumour was rapidly progressive, (radiotherapy was unavailable in Uganda at that time and cytotoxic drugs remained to be developed), and at autopsy there were widespread deposits of the tumour, especially in the kidneys, liver and suprarenal glands
The spleen was not involved.
He had a history of hypophysis and thyroid operation after being diagnosed with MEN type 1 syndrome including prolactinoma, parathyroid adenoma, gastrinoma and a nonfunctional adenoma on suprarenal glands
3 years before admission.