Imaging Tests Mislead Physicians in Diagnosing Cushing’s Patient

Imaging Tests Mislead Physicians in Diagnosing Cushing’s Patient

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Imaging Tests Mislead Physicians in Diagnosing Cushing’s Patient

Blood tests should be performed before imaging examinations when Cushing’s syndrome is suspected, to prevent misdiagnosis, a recent case report study suggests. The report described the case of a 24-year-old woman with elevated cortisol levels and a pituitary tumor, in which an imaging test misled doctors into believing she had Cushing’s disease. When a high-dose dexamethasone suppression test failed to reduce the patient’s cortisol levels, physicians investigated further and found a thymus tumor that ended…

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