Difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of ectopic ACTH-producing tumors of the chest

Chiara Dall'Asta, Luigi Santambrogio, Massimo Castellani, Bruno Ambrosi

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Abstract

It is widely accepted that surgery is the first choice treatment for ACTH-secreting tumors, most of them being lung or bronchial tumors. However, the localization of such lesions is rather difficult and it needs a compelling work-up. Here we present the results of different hormonal and imaging investigations and the surgical outcome of three patients with ectopic Cushing's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • In-pentetreotide scintigraphy
  • F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
  • Ectopic Cushing's syndrome
  • Pulmonary lobectomy
  • Thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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