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Imaging in Cushing's syndrome.

Abstract:

Once the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS) has been established, the main step is to differentiate between ACTH dependent and independent disease. In adults, 80% of CS is due to ACTH-dependent causes and 20% due to adrenal causes. ACTH-secreting neoplasms cause ACTH-dependent CS. These are usually anterior pituitary microadenomas, which result in the classic Cushing's disease. Non-pituitary ectopic sources of ACTH, such as a small-cell lung carcinoma or carcinoid tumours, are the source of...

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Reznek, RH More by this author
Evanson, J More by this author
Grossman, AB More by this author
Journal:
Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia
Volume:
51
Issue:
8
Pages:
1319-1328
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1677-9487
ISSN:
0004-2730
URN:
uuid:bd926d72-0677-4c22-b172-3dd9479ac468
Source identifiers:
138456
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pubs:138456

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