Severe Cushing’s in Man Linked to Rare, ACTH-producing Lung Tumor

Severe Cushing’s in Man Linked to Rare, ACTH-producing Lung Tumor

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Severe Cushing’s in Man Linked to Rare, ACTH-producing Lung Tumor

A rare case of a man with severe Cushing’s syndrome due to an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing lung tumor, initially evident as a benign mass and further complicated by a history of metastatic rectal cancer, was described by scientists. “Case Report: A Challenging Localization of a Pulmonary Ectopic ACTH-Secreting Tumor in a Patient With Severe Cushing’s Syndrome,” was published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology. Cushing’s syndrome is characterized by excessive levels of the hormone cortisol, which…

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