Author Archives: Margarida Maia

Rare Case of Cushing’s Due to Tumors on Both Adrenal Glands

A 43-year-old woman developed Cushing’s syndrome due to bilateral adrenal adenomas, or a tumor on each of her two adrenal glands, according to a recent case report. “Although Cushing’s syndrome due to bilateral adrenal adenoma is rare, it should be considered in mid-aged females with typical symptoms,” researchers wrote. The…

Cushing’s Syndrome Treatment Preceded Cushing’s Disease Diagnosis

A woman developed Cushing’s disease years after she had received successful treatment for Cushing’s syndrome, as described in a recent case report. “Our case illustrates that both [forms of Cushing’s] may develop in a single individual even without evidence for a common genetic background,” its authors wrote. The study,…

2-surgeon Bilateral Adrenalectomy May Be Better for Ectopic Cushing’s

A two-surgeon approach to bilateral adrenalectomy — the surgical removal of both adrenal glands — may lead to fewer complications and shorter operating time in patients with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome, compared with other surgical approaches. That finding from a small study, “Adrenalectomy in ectopic Cushing’s syndrome: a retrospective cohort study…

MRI May Not Detect Pituitary Tumors in Young Patients

MRI scans may fail to detect a disease-causing pituitary tumor in up to one third of children and adolescents with Cushing’s disease, a study found. In the study, patients with a negative MRI scan result were less likely to enter in remission after having surgery to remove the pituitary…