JULIA H. HAUGER-KLEVENE, M.D., PH.D.
To the Editor: The article entitled "Vasopressin in the Evaluation of the Pituitary-Adrenal Function" by Tucci and associates (Ann. Intern. Med. 69: 191, 1968) suggested that the vasopressin test is useful to determine the underlying cause of Cushing's syndrome. According to the authors, it is possible to differentiate between adrenal hyperplasia of pituitary origin and adrenal carcinoma with this test.
We (1) have reported a case of Cushing's syndrome due to an adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-(ACTH) producing oat cell carcinoma * in whom plasma corticoids were 37.8 µg/100 ml and plasma ACTH, 4.8 milliunits/100 ml. The postinfusion levels after the administration of 10
JULIA H. HAUGER-KLEVENE. VASOPRESSIN TEST IN AN ADRENOCORTICOTROPHIC-HORMONE-PRODUCING TUMOR. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:235–237. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-235_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):235-237.
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