RICHARD A. PFOHL, M.D.; RICHARD P. DOE, M.D.
An increasing association has been noted between anaplastic carcinoma of the lung and Cushing's syndrome. Elevated plasma and urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroid (17-OHCS) concentrations are frequently associated with a hypokalemic alkalosis and less commonly with the more classical features of Cushing's syndrome. The present case report represents the fourth such patient seen at our hospital (1, 2) and at least the forty-sixth patient with this association reported in the literature (2-7) Most previous reports have had an incomplete adrenal-pituitary evaluation probably due in part to the usually rapid fatal course. The adrenal studies obtained on this patient may help to further elucidate
PFOHL RA, DOE RP. Adrenal-pituitary Studies in a Patient with Bronchogenic Carcinoma and Cushing's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;58:993–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-993
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):993-1002.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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