Thecal metaplasia in the adrenal gland of a man with acquired bilateral testicular atrophy.

@article{Romberger1989ThecalMI,
  title={Thecal metaplasia in the adrenal gland of a man with acquired bilateral testicular atrophy.},
  author={C F Romberger and Tai Wai Wong},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={113 9},
  pages={1071-5}
}
Thecal metaplasia of the adrenal was observed as an incidental autopsy finding in a 77-year-old man with acquired bilateral testicular atrophy, probably secondary to previous bilateral inguinal herniorrhaphy. The metaplastic focus was composed of interlacing bundles of spindle cells attached to the adrenal capsule, strongly resembling ovarian theca. A related finding was hyperplasia of the anterior pituitary, involving particularly the basophils. We believe that the acquired gonadal failure of… CONTINUE READING

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