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Type of transsphenoidal surgery safe, tied to Cushing’s remission

A type of minimally invasive surgery to remove pituitary tumors through the nose, called endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery, was found to be safe and led to remission from Cushing’s disease, with patients seeing no recurrences, a study in China reports. The procedure involved identifying pituitary and tumor layers before the…

Anxiety misdiagnosis leads to serotonin syndrome in woman

A 47-year-old woman with Cushing’s disease was initially misdiagnosed with an anxiety disorder, ultimately leading to her developing additional complications, scientists in China reported. The woman was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease after an ineffective psychiatric intervention, but continued taking high doses of psychiatric medications after surgery to remove a…