Consider Possibility of Cushing’s Disease in Patients With Adrenal Tumor

Consider Possibility of Cushing’s Disease in Patients With Adrenal Tumor

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Consider Possibility of Cushing’s Disease in Patients With Adrenal Tumor

Physicians should consider the possibility of Cushing’s disease in patients presenting with an adrenal tumor normally associated with other forms of Cushing’s syndrome, a case report suggests. The report, “Coexistence Of Cushing Disease With A Solitary Acth-Dependent Adrenal Adenoma,” was published in the journal AACE Clinical Case Reports. Cushing’s syndrome is caused by the excessive production of the hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys. In approximately 65% of the cases,…

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