Endocrine Pathology Section 8- Hypercortisolism

TOPICS: Excess cortisol secretion, cushing syndrome, muscle weakness, thin extremities, buffalo hump, moon facies, rotund abdomen, abdominal striae, hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis, osteoporosis, immunosuppression, recurrent infections, 24-hour urine cortisol level, late night salivary cortisol level, low dose dexamethasone, low ACTH, adrenal imaging, high ACTH, high dose dexamethasone test, exogenous glucocorticoid use, primary adrenal pathology, taper glucocorticoids, unilateral adrenal mass, contralateral atrophy, bilateral hyperplasia, resection of affected adrenal, hormone replacement, ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma, Cushing disease, pituitary mass, transsphenoidal resection, ectopic ACTH secretion, lung mass, small cell lung carcinoma, carcinoid tumor, resection of lung mass, nelson syndrome, bilateral adrenalectomy, hyperpigmentation, headache, bitemporal hemianopsia

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