Date: 2001-05-30 15:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal cysts
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferret_doc@y... wrote:
> On necropsy of a 3-year-old, 2.0 pound, male, Sable ferret, I
> observed numerous, thin-walled, round cysts, pinpoint to 3.5 mm in
> diameter, bulging from the right adrenal gland. On cut section,
> these cysts contained yellow-green clear fluid. The left adrenal
> gland was morphologically unremarkable. Histologically, the cysts
> were lined by tall columnar epithelium similar to that of biliary
> epithelium, and were filled with pale pink proteinaceous fluid.
> cysts compressed and obliterated approximately eighty percent of
> right adrenal gland.
> I have heard of two other cases with similar findings -- cysts in
> right adrenal gland lined by tall columnar epithelium with no
> in the left adrenal gland. I cannot find any information on this
> finding. Has anyone else observed similar lesions? How do these
> cysts arise? Do they have any clinical significance? Is any other
> information known?