- The adrenals were very small, but appeared otherwise normal.
- The thyroid appeared normal, with no evidence of tumour or enlargement.
- In this particular patient, you manage to view the pituitary in situ, (click on the image for anatomical landmarks) and also extract the pituitary intact. This was sent off to the lab for sectioning and examination and is shown below. This section of the pituitary gland appears normal. The lighter area to the left of the slide is the adenohypophysis (derived from the roof of the fetal mouth cavity) and the darker area to the right is the neurohypophysis (derived from the fetal diencephalon, which is part of the developing brain - go and check your embryology if you're not sure where that is...)