BENJAMIN SIMKIN, M.D.; JOEL F. PANISH, M.D.; WILLIAM S. PALMER, M.D.; SYLVAN COHEN, M.D.
Only nine cases of Cushing's syndrome associated with a carcinoma of the pituitary gland are known to us to have been reported in the literature up to the present (1-8). One of these has not been reported in detail (7). Two other cases have been alluded to, but no details were given (9).
The following case report is presented as another rare occurrence of Cushing's syndrome associated with a carcinoma of the pituitary gland. It may also fall within the realm of a newly described clinical entity consisting of an adrenocorticotrophin-producing pituitary tumor, following adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome (10-13).
SIMKIN B, PANISH JF, PALMER WS, COHEN S. Cushing's Syndrome Associated with a Basophilic Carcinoma of the Pituitary. Ann Intern Med. ;56:495–503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-495
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):495-503.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders.
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