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Case report asserts rare adrenal tumor caused Cushing’s

A woman developed Cushing’s syndrome as a result of a pheochromocytoma, a usually benign non-cancerous tumor that forms in the adrenal glands above the kidneys, a case study from Portugal reports. Because it’s so rare, “this diagnosis demands a high level of clinical suspicion and should be equated in the…

Cushing’s patients report high disease burden, despite treatment

People with Cushing’s syndrome have a high disease burden linked to persistent symptoms of weight gain, pain, and anxiety, despite being treated, a recent study reported. These observations highlight the need for interventions that address these persistent symptoms and “underscore the importance of the patient’s perspective in clinical decision making…

Low-grade inflammation persists after removing tumors

Low-grade inflammation persisted in people with Cushing’s syndrome one year after surgery to remove disease-causing tumors that led to excess cortisol, the hallmark of the condition, a recent study revealed. High levels of inflammatory markers were associated significantly with post-surgical obesity, high blood sugar levels, and worse long-term muscle function,…

Tumor in woman’s rare Cushing’s case not found by MRI, 2 surgeries

A 48-year-old woman in Belgium was found to have a hormone-producing tumor located in the sphenoid sinus, a hollow space behind the nose and between the eyes, in a rare case of Cushing’s syndrome. The tumor perfectly mimicked the biological characteristics of a classical pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing tumor on…

Supporters set for Cushing’s Awareness Day on April 8

Participants are poised for Cushing’s Awareness Day, observed every April 8, to call attention to Cushing’s disease, a disorder that causes a host of physical, mental, and hormonal issues. The day also marks the birthday of Harvey Cushing, widely considered the father of neurosurgery, who first described Cushing’s disease…

Adrenal gland cancer causes Cushing’s in pregnant woman

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed with Cushing’s caused by advanced adrenal gland cancer, a rare malignancy with a poor prognosis, scientists reported. Her case highlights the difficulties in diagnosing and treating such tumors, particularly during pregnancy, when hormonal changes can camouflage its symptoms. “It is reported that benign and malignant…