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Cushing’s syndrome resolves after kidney tumor removed: Case study

A woman who developed Cushing’s syndrome as a complication of kidney cancer saw her symptoms fully resolve after the tumor was surgically removed. This is the first published account that definitively describes Cushing’s syndrome developing as a paraneoplastic (cancer-related) complication of this type of cancer and resolving after its removal,…

Pulmonary embolism may be first symptom of Cushing’s: Report

A 37-year-old woman diagnosed with Cushing’s disease following childbirth experienced a pulmonary embolism — a blockage in blood flow to the lungs that’s generally caused by blood clots — as one of the first symptoms of the rare disorder. According to clinicians, her case highlights that pulmonary embolism may…

Exogenous Cushing’s syndrome tied to Artri King supplement: Report

A 40-year-old woman developed exogenous, or therapy-related, Cushing’s syndrome, after taking an over-the-counter supplement called Artri King that contained undisclosed glucocorticoids, a case study reports. The woman’s symptoms eased after she stopped taking the supplement, but this is the third study to report an association between products like Artri King…

Cushing’s causes bowel perforation in young man

Cushing’s disease caused a bowel perforation — a rare complication in which a hole in the intestine allows its contents to leak — requiring a young man in Japan to undergo emergency surgery. His case was described in the report “Bowel perforation associated with Cushing’s disease: a case…

Imaging abnormality can make diagnosing Cushing’s disease harder

An imaging abnormality that makes it harder for clinicians to visualize the brain’s pituitary gland can complicate efforts to diagnose and manage Cushing’s disease, a recent report highlights. The abnormality affects the bony compartment that houses the pituitary gland, making “visual diagnosis of pituitary adenoma [benign tumors] even more…