Horseshoe adrenal gland

A horseshoe adrenal gland is a very rare anomaly. It is also sometimes called a butterfly adrenal gland, fused adrenal gland or midline adrenal gland.

It is a solitary adrenal gland that is present in the midline of the fused portion either passing between the aorta and the inferior vena cava or posterior to the aorta 4

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 25434
System: Urogenital
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Butterfly adrenal gland
  • Fused adrenal gland
  • Midline adrenal gland

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