Cushing’s syndrome caused by ACTH-producing thymic typical carcinoid with local invasion and regional lymph node metastasis: a case report

@article{Fujiwara2018CushingsSC,
  title={Cushing’s syndrome caused by ACTH-producing thymic typical carcinoid with local invasion and regional lymph node metastasis: a case report},
  author={W. Fujiwara and T. Haruki and Yoshiteru Kidokoro and Takashi Ohno and Y. Yurugi and K. Miwa and Y. Taniguchi and H. Nakamura},
  journal={Surgical Case Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={4}
}
  • W. Fujiwara, T. Haruki, +5 authors H. Nakamura
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Case Reports
  • BackgroundEctopic ACTH-producing thymic carcinoid tumors are rare, but often behave aggressively with local invasion and distant metastasis. We herein report a case of ACTH-producing thymic typical carcinoid tumor with lymph node metastasis treated by surgery and postoperative radiation therapy.Case presentationA 61-year-old woman was admitted to be evaluated for hypoglycemia and hypokalemia. Laboratory data revealed elevation of serum cortisol and ACTH levels. Overnight administration of 8 mg… CONTINUE READING
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