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Pituitary carcinoma is defined as a malignant pituitary tumour associated with blood- or lymph-borne metastases. Cushing's disease is frequently present in patients with this condition. After adrenalectomy for Cushing's disease, a 37-year-old man developed Nelson's syndrome resulting from a pituitary carcinoma with metastases to the spinal cord, cauda(More)
The evidence from ACTH-producing tumors, from the morphologic effects of excess glucorticoids on the hypophysis, and from immunocytochemistry all points to the predominant "basophils" of the human anterior lobe, the intensely PAS-possitive beta(R) cells, as the source of ACTH. Similar cells often also occur, sometimes in large numbers, in the pars nervosa.(More)
Pituitary adenomas that secrete gonadotropins are generally believed to arise spontaneously rather than as a response to chronic primary gonadal failure. However, two women who were found to have gonadotroph adenomas several years after ovarian ablation have been reported. We describe a middle-aged man who developed bitemporal hemianopia and was found to(More)
We measured basal plasma concentrations of the immunoreactive (IR) proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptides ACTH, beta-lipotropin (beta LPH), beta-endorphin (beta END), and alpha MSH in 160 normal dogs, 32 dogs with Addison's disease, 42 dogs with adrenocortical tumors causing Cushing's syndrome, and 169 dogs with pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease.(More)