ectopic corticotropin production

ectopic corticotropin production

(ek-top'ik)
The production of corticotropin by nonendocrine tissue. This is usually but not always associated with a cancer such as a small-cell cancer of the lung. In some cases, the production site may not be found.
See: dexamethasone suppression test
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Khamsi, "Cushing's syndrome associated with ectopic corticotropin production and small-cell lung cancer," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
Findling, "Case report: renal phosphate wasting, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, and ectopic corticotropin production in small cell carcinoma," The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, vol.
(3,5) These associated adrenal pathologic conditions include adrenocortical hyperplasia, (3) adrenocortical adenomas, (3,5) adrenocortical carcinomas, (5) and endocrinologic dysfunctions, including Addison disease, (4) Conn syndrome, (5) 21-hydroxylase deficiency, (3) 17-hydroxylase deficiency, (6) and ectopic corticotropin production. (7) To our knowledge, this article represents the first report of myelolipoma occurring in association with an adrenal ganglioneuroma.