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Spindle cell pancreatic endocrine tumor associated with Cushing's syndrome.

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A 59-yr old female presented with Cushing's syndrome due to ectopic ACTH production. At the time of initial diagnosis an obvious source for the Cushing's syndrome was not found and the patient was treated with bilateral adrenalectomy. Three years later she presented with hyperpigmentation and evidence of ACTH overproduction. This time a CT scan localized a mass to the tail of the pancreas and a distal pancreatectomy was performed. The mass was composed of compact plump spindle cells arranged ...

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10.1385/ep:16:2:145

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Endocrine pathology
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
145-151
Publication date:
2005
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EISSN:
1559-0097
ISSN:
1046-3976
URN:
uuid:a7548f13-b247-4592-ba84-bfacc1a7be85
Source identifiers:
121966
Local pid:
pubs:121966

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