Maria Candida Barisson Vilares Fragoso

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Progress in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases has turned pregnancy into a possibility for women with such medical disorders, including Cushing's syndrome (CS). Nevertheless, despite its rarity, pregnancy in patients with CS can be troublesome because of the risk of maternal-fetal complications. Therefore, hypercortisolism, if present, should(More)
PURPOSE Pituitary macroadenomas (MACs) represent 10-30 % of Cushing's disease (CD) cases. The aim of this study was to report the clinical, laboratorial and imaging features and postsurgical outcomes of microadenoma (MIC) and MAC patients. METHODS Retrospective study with 317 CD patients (median 32 years old, range 9-71 years) admitted between 1990 and(More)
Infertility is frequent in patients harboring pituitary adenomas. The mechanisms involved include hypogonadism secondary to hormonal hypersecretion (prolactin, growth hormone and cortisol), stalk disconnection and pituitary damage. With the improvement of clinical and surgical treatment, pregnancy in women harboring pituitary adenomas turned into a reality.(More)
Objective Somatic mutations in the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) gene are frequent in corticotroph tumors causing Cushing's disease. Corticotroph tumor progression, the so-called Nelson's syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of bilateral adrenalectomy in patients with refractory Cushing's disease that is caused by the development(More)
Although it is a rare condition, the accurate diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's disease is important due to its higher morbidity and mortality compared to the general population, which is attributed to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and infections. Screening for hypercortisolism is recommended for patients who present multiple and progressive(More)
Cushing's disease (CD) is usually caused by secretion of ACTH by a pituitary corticotroph microadenoma. Nevertheless, 7%-20% of patients present with ACTH-secreting macroadenomas. Our aim is to report a 36-year-old female patient with CD due to solid-cystic ACTH-macroadenoma followed up during 34 months. The patient presented spontaneous remission due to(More)
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