occult ectopic ACTH syndrome

occult ectopic ACTH syndrome

a medical condition that mimics the clinical and biochemical picture of Cushing's disease. The cause is usually a tumor that secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone in the lungs, thymus, pancreas, adrenal medulla, or thyroid gland.
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Routine inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the differential diagnosis of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)-dependent Cushing's syndrome: early recognition of the occult ectopic ACTH syndrome.