Cushing's syndrome results from inappropriate excessive endogenous glucocorticoids secretion. It may be due to ACTH-producing pituitary adenoma, Adrenocortical adenoma, iatrogen glu-cocorticoid use, or ectopic ACTH production. Pa-tients, who remain untreated, have high morbid-ity and a significant mortality. We describe a very challenging case of Cushing's syndrome due an adrenal adenoma on a pancreatic mass. Material and Methods: A 20-year-old woman presented with sign and symptoms of Cushing syndrome. Thorough basal and dynamic hor-monal assessment. In addition, the results of im-aging studies are presented. Results: The source of ACTH secretion was adrenal adenoma, and hypercortisolism was con-trolled by adrenalectomy. A unique feature of this case is the fact that we observed an adrenal adenoma as a source of Cushing syndrome and an incidental nonfunctional pancreatic nesidiob-lastosis. Conclusion: The diagnosis of Cushing's syn-drome may turn out to be sometimes a complex and time-consuming challenge in clinical endo-crinology.

"/> Cushing's syndrome results from inappropriate excessive endogenous glucocorticoids secretion. It may be due to ACTH-producing pituitary adenoma, Adrenocortical adenoma, iatrogen glu-cocorticoid use, or ectopic ACTH production. Pa-tients, who remain untreated, have high morbid-ity and a significant mortality. We describe a very challenging case of Cushing's syndrome due an adrenal adenoma on a pancreatic mass. Material and Methods: A 20-year-old woman presented with sign and symptoms of Cushing syndrome. Thorough basal and dynamic hor-monal assessment. In addition, the results of im-aging studies are presented. Results: The source of ACTH secretion was adrenal adenoma, and hypercortisolism was con-trolled by adrenalectomy. A unique feature of this case is the fact that we observed an adrenal adenoma as a source of Cushing syndrome and an incidental nonfunctional pancreatic nesidiob-lastosis. Conclusion: The diagnosis of Cushing's syn-drome may turn out to be sometimes a complex and time-consuming challenge in clinical endo-crinology.

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Cushing's Syndrome Accompanied with Adrenal and Pancreatic Mass: A Case Report

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A Amouzegar 1 , * , A Ghanei 2 , F Azizi 2

1 Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University (MC), [email protected], IR.Iran

2 Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University (MC), IR.Iran

How to Cite: Amouzegar A, Ghanei A, Azizi F. Cushing's Syndrome Accompanied with Adrenal and Pancreatic Mass: A Case Report, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 6(3):154-157.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 6 (3); 154-157
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 26, 2008
Accepted: August 4, 2008
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Abstract

Cushing's syndrome results from inappropriate excessive endogenous glucocorticoids secretion. It may be due to ACTH-producing pituitary adenoma, Adrenocortical adenoma, iatrogen glu-cocorticoid use, or ectopic ACTH production. Pa-tients, who remain untreated, have high morbid-ity and a significant mortality. We describe a very challenging case of Cushing's syndrome due an adrenal adenoma on a pancreatic mass. Material and Methods: A 20-year-old woman presented with sign and symptoms of Cushing syndrome. Thorough basal and dynamic hor-monal assessment. In addition, the results of im-aging studies are presented. Results: The source of ACTH secretion was adrenal adenoma, and hypercortisolism was con-trolled by adrenalectomy. A unique feature of this case is the fact that we observed an adrenal adenoma as a source of Cushing syndrome and an incidental nonfunctional pancreatic nesidiob-lastosis. Conclusion: The diagnosis of Cushing's syn-drome may turn out to be sometimes a complex and time-consuming challenge in clinical endo-crinology.

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