CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 291--294

Cushing's syndrome due to adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pheochromocytoma


GV Chanukya1, Manoj Mengade2, Babu Reddy3 
1 NIMS, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, DNB Resident, KIMS, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
3 Consultant Endocrinologist, KIMS, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manoj Mengade
C/O, Ajay Kumar, House No. 1-8-109, Macleod Guda, PG Road, Sindhi Colony, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
India

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) producing pheochromocytoma is the rare cause of Cushing's syndrome (CS). Herein, we present a 53-year-old female patient with ectopic ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome due to pheochromocytoma. ACTH secreting pheochromocytoma is a rare but important source of ectopic ACTH secretion. Early diagnosis of pheochromocytoma with CS needs a high index of suspicion. The scenario provides clues for a detailed discussion about the pitfalls and diagnostic difficulties in establishing the underlying cause of ACTH-dependent CS. It demonstrates relative contributions of clinical, biochemical, and radiological clues in arriving at the correct underlying cause of CS.


How to cite this article:
Chanukya G V, Mengade M, Reddy B. Cushing's syndrome due to adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pheochromocytoma.CHRISMED J Health Res 2016;3:291-294


How to cite this URL:
Chanukya G V, Mengade M, Reddy B. Cushing's syndrome due to adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pheochromocytoma. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 13 ];3:291-294
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