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Ectopic ACTH syndrome.

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Ectopic adrenocorticotropin secretion (EAS) accounts for 10-15% of cases of Cushing's syndrome and comprises a spectrum of tumours from undetectable isolated lesions to widespread metastatic and aggressive malignancies. EAS is often associated with severe hypercortisolaemia causing hypokalaemia, diabetes, generalized infections, hypertension and psychotic reactions. Surgical resection of the primary lesion, achievable with a curative intent in about 40% of patients with EAS, is associated wit...

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Publisher copy:
10.1159/000094323

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Volume:
35
Pages:
143-156
Host title:
Frontiers of hormone research
Publication date:
2006-01-01
Event location:
Switzerland
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EISSN:
1662-3762
ISSN:
0301-3073
Source identifiers:
138722
ISBN:
3805581556
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pubs:138722
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uuid:07c80187-4b66-4d51-9b55-fdac530cd22f
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pubs:138722
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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