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Ectopic ACTH syndrome.

Abstract:

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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Isidori, AM More by this author
Kaltsas, GA More by this author
Grossman, AB More by this author
Volume:
35
Pages:
143-156
Publication date:
2006
DOI:
EISSN:
1662-3762
ISSN:
0301-3073
URN:
uuid:07c80187-4b66-4d51-9b55-fdac530cd22f
Source identifiers:
138722
Local pid:
pubs:138722
ISBN:
3-8055-8155-6

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