Small cell carcinoma of the vagina causing Cushing's syndrome by ectopic production and secretion of ACTH: a case report.

BACKGROUND Small cell carcinomas of pulmonary or extrapulmonary origin are neuroendocrine tumors classically associated with ectopic hormone production, particularly ACTH secretion resulting in Cushing's syndrome. However, ectopic Cushing's syndrome has not previously been reported in the setting of small cell carcinoma of the vagina. METHODS A primary… (More)