Hormone-producing Intestinal Tumor Causes Rare Cushing’s Case

Hormone-producing Intestinal Tumor Causes Rare Cushing’s Case

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Hormone-producing Intestinal Tumor Causes Rare Cushing’s Case

In a rare case, a hormone-producing intestinal tumor led to the development of ectopic Cushing’s syndrome in a 50-year-old man, according to a recent report. The patient’s high cortisol levels — a hallmark of hypercortisolism — normalized after he underwent surgery to remove both adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing the steroid hormone. Identifying these types of tumors “is important to improve the patient’s prognosis and quality of life,” the researchers wrote. The report, “Paraneoplastic…

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