Ectopic ACTH-syndrome due to a thymic carcinoid tumor

Sandra Van Schaeybroeck, S. Van Imschoot, P. Cochez

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Investigating a recently developed Cushing Syndrome, we diagnosed in a 47-year-old woman an ectopic ACTH syndrome due to a metastatic carcinoid tumor, most likely a thymic carcinoid tumor. Combined therapy with sandostatin and nizoral and later on with sandostatin, metopirone and orimeten, was not able to suppress the hypercortisolism. A few weeks after surgical adrenalectomy, clinical deterioration ensued, culminating in the patient's death 7 months after diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalActa clinica Belgica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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