Inconsistent stimulation of plasma ACTH through corticotropin-releasing factor in a patient with central Cushing's disease due to pituitary adenoma
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- Rohrmoser, B., Lüdecke, D.K. & Scriba, P.C. Klin Wochenschr (1985) 63: 475. doi:10.1007/BF01731496
Three uncommon findings were observed in a case of Cushing's disease due to macroadenoma: no suppression of plasma ACTH during an 8-mg dexamethasone test, a negative corticotropin-releasing factor test, and a normal X-ray of the sella turcica. Despite these findings, the diagnosis of pituitary was confirmed Cushing's syndrome by computerized tomography and a transphenoidal operation.
Key wordsCorticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)Cushing's diseaseACTH
corticotropin releasing factor
luteinizing hormone releasing hormone