In 1932, Cushing1 published an account of the syndrome which now goes by his name and which he called pituitary basophilism. As is well known, he was able to collect a group of cases associated with basophilic tumors of the hypophysis, all of which showed some or many of the following characteristics: adiposity of the face, neck, and trunk, the extremities not being affected; vascular hypertension; hirsuties, particularly of the face and trunk in females; impotence or amenorrhea; cyanosis and edema of the extremities; a tendency to polycythemia, with a florid or plethoric complexion; dryness of the skin, often with
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
CUSHING'S SYNDROME AND TUMORS OF THE ADRENAL CORTEX. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:702–704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-5-702
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(5):702-704.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only