Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome: localization studies in 28 patients.

@article{Doppman1989EctopicAH,
  title={Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome: localization studies in 28 patients.},
  author={John L. Doppman and Lynnette K Nieman and Donald Leland Miller and Harvey I. Pass and Richard G. Chang and Gordon B. Cutler and Margreet van der Schaaf and George P. Chrousos and Jeffrey A. Norton and Harvey Ziessman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={
          115-24
        }
}
A variety of imaging procedures were performed in 28 patients with ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome in an attempt to localize the ACTH-producing tumor. Diagnosis was made on the basis of removal of an ACTH-producing tumor or biopsy of metastases in the 19 patients with a proved source and the absence of ACTH gradients in bilateral samples of the inferior petrosal sinuses in the nine patients in whom an ACTH-secreting tumor had not been localized. Eleven bronchial carcinoids… CONTINUE READING
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