Surgical Endocrinology MCQs

Q) Adrenal cortex is derived from

a) Ectoderm

b) Mesoderm

c) Endoderm

d) mesa-ectoderm

Ans: B

The cortex originates around the fifth week of gestation from mesodermal tissue near the gonads on the adrenogenital ridge

Ectopic adrenocortical tissue may be found in the ovaries, spermatic cord, and testes.