Horseshoe adrenal gland

A horseshoe adrenal gland is a very rare anomaly. It is also sometimes referred to as a butterfly, fused 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

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Inspired signs

Article information

rID: 25434
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Butterfly adrenal gland
  • Fused adrenal gland
  • Midline adrenal gland

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Cases and figures

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