D. H. NELSON, M.D.; J. W. MEAKIN, M.D.; G. W. THORN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Since describing a single patient who, following bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome associated with adrenal hyperplasia, subsequently developed an ACTH-producing tumor of the pituitary gland, we have had the opportunity to study or to determine plasma-ACTH levels on a total of nine other similar patients.1 It is the purpose of this study to report one additional patient in detail, and to describe the clinical picture presented by these patients. Preliminary evidence concerning the therapy of this condition is also given. In none of the patients to be described was there evidence of a tumor of the pituitary gland prior to
NELSON DH, MEAKIN JW, THORN GW. ACTH-PRODUCING PITUITARY TUMORS FOLLOWING ADRENALECTOMY FOR CUSHING'S SYNDROME*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:560–569. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-560
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):560-569.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology.
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