ALLAN D. MARKS, M.D.; YOUNG NAM KIM, M.D.; HOWARD S. KROOP, M.D.
Since the initial description of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production by a nonpituitary tumor, more than 200 examples of "the ectopic ACTH syndrome" have been reported. Of these, a salivary gland (parotid) carcinoma has been suggested as the source of ectopic ACTH in only one previous case (1). In the present report a patient is described in whom a minor salivary gland (palatine) adenocarcinoma was responsible for the ectopic ACTH syndrome.
A 62-year-old woman was admitted to Temple University Hospital in September 1973 because of an ulcerating mass lesion at the junction of the hard and soft palates. The patient had
MARKS AD, KIM YN, KROOP HS. Ectopic Production of ACTH by a Minor Salivary Gland Tumor. Ann Intern Med. ;83:521–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):521-522.
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