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Intermittent Cushing's Syndrome With an Empty Sella Turcica

Intermittent Cushing's Syndrome With an Empty Sella Turcica Abstract • Cushing's syndrome associated with an empty sella turcica is rare. We saw a patient with both of these abnormalities. She is unique, however, in that her Cushing's syndrome followed an intermittent course. References 1. Brisman R, Hughes JEO, Holub DA: Endocrine function in 19 patients with empty sella syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1972;34:570-573.Crossref 2. Neelon FA, Goree JA, Lebovitz HE: The primary empty sella: Clinical and radiographic characteristics and endocrine function. Medicine 1973;52:73-92.Crossref 3. Weisberg LA, Zimmerman EA, Frantz AG: Diagnosis and evaluation of patients with an enlarged sella turcica. Am J Med 1976;61:590-596.Crossref 4. Jordan RM, Kendall JW, Kerber CW: The primary empty sella. Am J Med 1977;62:569-580.Crossref 5. Jaffer KA, Obbens EAMT, El Gammal TA: 'Empty' sella: Review of 76 cases. South Med J 1979;72:294-299.Crossref 6. Ganguly A, Stanchfield JB, Roberts TS, et al: Cushing's syndrome in a patient with an empty sella turcica and a microadenoma of the adenohypophysis. Am J Med 1976;60:306-309.Crossref 7. Gutin PH, Cushard WG, Wilson CB: Cushing's disease with pituitary apoplexy leading to hypopituitarism, empty sella, and spontaneous fracture of the dorsum sellae. J Neurosurg 1979;51:866-868.Crossref 8. Bailey RE: Periodic hormonogenesis: A new phenomenon: Periodicity in function of a hormone-producing tumor in man. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1971;32:317-327.Crossref 9. Brown RD, Van Loon GR, Orth DN, et al: Cushing's disease with periodic hormonogenesis: One explanation for a paradoxical response to dexamethasone. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1973;36:445-451.Crossref 10. Lieberman B, Wajchenberg BL, Tambascia MA, et al: Periodic remission in Cushing's disease with paradoxical dexamethasone response: An expression of periodic hormonogenesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1976;43:913-918.Crossref 11. Oates TW, McCourt JP, Friedman WA, et al: Cushing's disease with cyclic hormonogenesis and diabetes insipidus. Neurosurgery 1979;5:598-603.Crossref 12. Scott RS, Espiner EA, Donald RA: Intermittent Cushing's disease with spontaneous remission. Clin Endocrinol 1979;11:561-566.Crossref 13. Bochner F, Burke CJ, Lloyd HM, et al: Intermittent Cushing's disease. Am J Med 1979;67:507-509.Crossref 14. French FS, Macfie JA, Baggett B, et al: Cushing's syndrome with a paradoxical response to dexamethasone. Am J Med 1969;47:619-624.Crossref 15. Hashimoto K: The pituitary ACTH, GH, LH, FSH, TSH, and prolactin reserves in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Endocrinol Jpn 1975;22:67-77.Crossref 16. Luton JP, Thielblot P, Valcke JC, et al: Reversible gonadotropin deficiency in male Cushing's disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1977;45: 488-495.Crossref 17. Boccuzzi G, Angelli A, Bisbocci D, et al: Effect of synthetic luteinizing hormone—releasing hormone (LH-RH) on the release of gonadotropins in Cushing's disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1975;40:892-895.Crossref 18. Duick DS, Wahner HW: Thyroid axis in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Arch Intern Med 1979;139:767-772.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Intermittent Cushing's Syndrome With an Empty Sella Turcica

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0003-9926
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10.1001/archinte.1982.00340250151023
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Abstract

Abstract • Cushing's syndrome associated with an empty sella turcica is rare. We saw a patient with both of these abnormalities. She is unique, however, in that her Cushing's syndrome followed an intermittent course. References 1. Brisman R, Hughes JEO, Holub DA: Endocrine function in 19 patients with empty sella syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1972;34:570-573.Crossref 2. Neelon FA, Goree JA, Lebovitz HE: The primary empty sella: Clinical and radiographic characteristics and endocrine function. Medicine 1973;52:73-92.Crossref 3. Weisberg LA, Zimmerman EA, Frantz AG: Diagnosis and evaluation of patients with an enlarged sella turcica. Am J Med 1976;61:590-596.Crossref 4. Jordan RM, Kendall JW, Kerber CW: The primary empty sella. Am J Med 1977;62:569-580.Crossref 5. Jaffer KA, Obbens EAMT, El Gammal TA: 'Empty' sella: Review of 76 cases. South Med J 1979;72:294-299.Crossref 6. Ganguly A, Stanchfield JB, Roberts TS, et al: Cushing's syndrome in a patient with an empty sella turcica and a microadenoma of the adenohypophysis. Am J Med 1976;60:306-309.Crossref 7. Gutin PH, Cushard WG, Wilson CB: Cushing's disease with pituitary apoplexy leading to hypopituitarism, empty sella, and spontaneous fracture of the dorsum sellae. J Neurosurg 1979;51:866-868.Crossref 8. Bailey RE: Periodic hormonogenesis: A new phenomenon: Periodicity in function of a hormone-producing tumor in man. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1971;32:317-327.Crossref 9. Brown RD, Van Loon GR, Orth DN, et al: Cushing's disease with periodic hormonogenesis: One explanation for a paradoxical response to dexamethasone. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1973;36:445-451.Crossref 10. Lieberman B, Wajchenberg BL, Tambascia MA, et al: Periodic remission in Cushing's disease with paradoxical dexamethasone response: An expression of periodic hormonogenesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1976;43:913-918.Crossref 11. Oates TW, McCourt JP, Friedman WA, et al: Cushing's disease with cyclic hormonogenesis and diabetes insipidus. Neurosurgery 1979;5:598-603.Crossref 12. Scott RS, Espiner EA, Donald RA: Intermittent Cushing's disease with spontaneous remission. Clin Endocrinol 1979;11:561-566.Crossref 13. Bochner F, Burke CJ, Lloyd HM, et al: Intermittent Cushing's disease. Am J Med 1979;67:507-509.Crossref 14. French FS, Macfie JA, Baggett B, et al: Cushing's syndrome with a paradoxical response to dexamethasone. Am J Med 1969;47:619-624.Crossref 15. Hashimoto K: The pituitary ACTH, GH, LH, FSH, TSH, and prolactin reserves in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Endocrinol Jpn 1975;22:67-77.Crossref 16. Luton JP, Thielblot P, Valcke JC, et al: Reversible gonadotropin deficiency in male Cushing's disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1977;45: 488-495.Crossref 17. Boccuzzi G, Angelli A, Bisbocci D, et al: Effect of synthetic luteinizing hormone—releasing hormone (LH-RH) on the release of gonadotropins in Cushing's disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 1975;40:892-895.Crossref 18. Duick DS, Wahner HW: Thyroid axis in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Arch Intern Med 1979;139:767-772.Crossref

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1982

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