Cortical adenoma in adrenohepatic fusion tissue: clue to making a correct diagnosis at preoperative computed tomography examination.
Adreno-hepatic fusion (AHF) is defined as adhesion of the liver and right adrenal cortex with close intermingling of the respective parenchymal cells. Contrary to the general opinion, AHF is a rather common event of unknown biological significance: AHF was exhibited by 63 of 636 unselected autopsy cases (9.9%). Its incidence is much higher in older age groups, suggesting that AHF may be an ageing phenomenon. No causative relationship was found to exist between occurrence of AHF and pathological conditions of both organs.