Cushing's syndrome


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Cushing's syndrome

[′ku̇sh·iŋz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms including facial and truncal obesity, hypertension, edema, and osteoporosis, resulting from oversecretion of adrenocortical hormones.
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Nieman, "The role of [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and [(111)In]-diethylenetriaminepentaacetate-D-Phe-pentetreotide scintigraphy in the localization of ectopic adrenocorticotropin -secreting tumors causing Cushing's syndrome," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Cushing's syndrome is rarely diagnosed before 12 to 26 weeks of gestation because the typical symptoms of weight gain, bruising and hirsutism are attributed to pregnancy.
Endogenous Cushing's syndrome can have three causes.
It is important to consider Cushing's syndrome as a differential diagnosis and that the diagnosis of adrenal suppression is not missed.
A new period starts for the patient with Cushing's syndrome after a surgical operation.
Cushing's syndrome attributable to ectopic secretion of corticotropin in a patient with two neuroendocrine tumors.
In addition, because Cushing's syndrome is progressive, patients who demonstrate an accumulation of new features should be tested, as should patients who develop features of the condition, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, which are atypical in the general population for individuals their age.
KEY WORDS: adrenocortical carcinoma, Cushing's syndrome, hirsutism, pheochromocytoma, synaptophysin, virilization
His other important work was on the surgery of tumours of the brain and of the pituitary gland, and his work is commemorated today in that we still use the term 'Cushing's Syndrome' to describe the effects of excess corticosteroids.