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.
|Title of host publication
|Jonathan Hubbard, William Inabnet, Chung- Yau Lo
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2009
|Springer Specialist Surgery Series