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Ectopic Cushing Syndrome

Statistics for Ectopic Cushing Syndrome

Proactive education is a part of improving overall wellness. Patients should learn basics about many conditions to identify symptoms. These statistics and facts on ectopic Cushing syndrome help patients learn basic information about Cushing syndrome in order to make better medical decisions when necessary:
  • Ectopic Cushing syndrome is a form of Cushing syndrome where a tumor causes an increase in cortisol hormone.
  • It accounts for nearly 15% of Cushing syndrome cases.
  • Tumors can be benign or cancerous.
  • Ectopic Cushing syndrome causes fewer symptoms than Cushing syndrome.
  • Symptoms include body changes (buffalo hump, abdomen obesity), acne, impotence, mental changes, excessive thirst and urination and skin color changes.
  • Testing includes blood tests and imaging test to find tumors
  • Surgery to remove the tumor is the optimal treatment in most cases. This can lead to a full recovery in qualified patients.
 

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