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