Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


İsmail Zihni1, Oktay Karaköse1, Serkan Yılmaz2, Kazım Çağlar Özçelik1, Hüseyin Pülat1, Derya Demir3

1Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Ana Bilim Dalı, Isparta, Turkey
2Manisa Devlet Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Manisa, Turkey
3Manisa Devlet Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, Manisa, Turkey


Ectopic adrenal tissue is a benign lesion generally determined incidentally during a surgical intervention applied for another reason. This tissue may be present along the path of the testicles and groin discovered during surgery. While the condition has been mainly reported in the pediatric population, it is very rarely reported in adults. The aim of this study was to present an adult patient with ectopic adrenal tissue which was determined incidentally within an indirect inguinal hernia sac.

Keywords: Adrenal glands, ectopic tissue, hernia sac, adult.


Author Contributions

Concept - İ.Z., S.Y., O.K., D.D.; Design - İ.Z., O.K., S.Y.; Materials - D.D., S.Y., İZ.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.K., K.Ç.Ö, H.P., D.D.; Literature Search - H.P., K.Ç.Ö., İ.Z.; Writing Manuscript - İ.Z.; Critical Reviews - H.P., K.Ç.Ö.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.