Nelson syndrome

(redirected from postadrenalectomy syndrome)

Nel·son syn·drome

(nel'sŏn),
a syndrome of hyperpigmentation, third cranial nerve damage, and enlarging sella turcica caused by pituitary adenomas presumably present before adrenalectomy for Cushing syndrome but enlarging and symptomatic afterward.

Nelson syndrome

(nĕl′sən)
n.
A syndrome caused by rapid growth of a pituitary tumor after bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing disease, marked by hyperpigmentation of the skin, headaches, and vision disturbances.

Nel·son syn·drome

(nel'sŏn sin'drōm)
A syndrome of hyperpigmentation, third nerve damage, and enlarging sella turcica caused by pituitary adenomas presumably present before adrenalectomy for Cushing syndrome but enlarging and symptomatic afterward.
Synonym(s): postadrenalectomy syndrome.

Nelson,

Don H., U.S. internist, 1925–.
Nelson syndrome - hyperpigmentation, third nerve damage, and enlarging sella turcica caused by pituitary adenomas that become symptomatic following adrenalectomy. Synonym(s): postadrenalectomy syndrome
Nelson tumor - a pituitary tumor causing the symptoms of Nelson syndrome.

Nel·son syn·drome

(nel'sŏn sin'drōm)
Disorder of hyperpigmentation, third cranial nerve damage, and enlarging sella turcica caused by pituitary adenomas presumably present before adrenalectomy for Cushing syndrome.