Nelson’s Syndrome Can Affect 1 in 4 With Cushing’s Disease if Adrenal Glands Removed

Nelson’s Syndrome Can Affect 1 in 4 With Cushing’s Disease if Adrenal Glands Removed

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Nelson’s Syndrome Can Affect 1 in 4 With Cushing’s Disease if Adrenal Glands Removed

Some 25% of Cushing’s disease patients — or 1 in every 4 — will develop Nelson’s syndrome (NS) after surgery to remove both adrenal glands, while around 1 in every 5 will need pituitary-specific treatment, a study found. Lifelong follow-up is also needed for patients who undergo double adrenal gland removal, also known as bilateral adrenalectomy, since the risk of developing NS can persist for up to four decades. The study, “Prevalence of Nelson’s syndrome after…

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