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Clinical Challenges

Cushing’s Syndrome From Pituitary Microadenoma and Pulmonary Nodules

Dan Louie Renz P. Tating
Natasha Denise S. Montevirgen
Loyda Amor N. Cajucom
ONF 2016, 43(2), 136-140 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.136-140

Cushing's syndrome is a state of cortisol excess, possibly from a tumor in the pituitary gland, the adrenal gland, or an ectopic nonpituitary ACTH-secreting source. The first form, pituitary in origin, was originally described by Harvey Cushing, MD, and was labeled as Cushing’s disease. Long-term therapy with glucocorticoids also can lead to iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome.

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