Avascular necrosis of bone: a manifestation of Cushing's disease.


Cushing's disease is endogenous hypercortisolism due to a pituitary adenoma. Although exogenous hypercortisolism is a well known cause of avascular necrosis and although there have been many reports of avascular necrosis associated with endogenous Cushing's syndrome, there has only been a single well documented case report associating avascular necrosis of bone with Cushing's disease. We report four new cases of avascular necrosis of bone in patients with well documented Cushing's disease.

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@article{Phillips1986AvascularNO, title={Avascular necrosis of bone: a manifestation of Cushing's disease.}, author={Kali A Phillips and E Paul Nance and Ram{\'o}n Montejano Rodr{\'i}guez and Jeremy J. Kaye}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={1986}, volume={79 7}, pages={825-9} }