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Laparoscopic adrenalectomy — a minimally invasive procedure that removes the adrenal glands through a tiny hole in the abdomen — can be safely performed in obese patients with Cushing’s syndrome, a retrospective study reports.

The surgery resolved symptoms in 95% of cases, reducing cortisol levels, lowering blood pressure, and leading to a significant loss of weight in morbidly obese patients.

The study, “Minimally invasive approach to the adrenal gland in obese patients with Cushing’s syndrome,” was published in the journal Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies.

Cushing’s syndrome results from the prolonged secretion of excess cortisol, the major glucocorticoid hormone. While most cases are caused by tumors in the pituitary gland, up to 27% result from tumors in the adrenal glands.

In these cases, the standard therapeutic strategy is to remove one or both adrenal glands, a surgical procedure called adrenalectomy. However, because glucocorticoids are key hormones regulating fat metabolism, Cushing’s syndrome patients are known to be prone to obesity, a feature that is often associated with post-operative complications.

In this study, researchers aimed to compare the outcomes of morbidly obese patients versus the mildly obese and non-obese who underwent a minimally invasive procedure to remove their adrenal glands.

The approach, called laparoscopic adrenalectomy, inserts tiny surgical tools through a small hole in the abdomen, along with a camera that helps guide the surgeon.

The study included 228 patients (mean age 53.4 years). Of them, 62 were non-obese, 87 were moderately obese, and 79 were considered morbidly obese. There were 121 patients with tumors in the right adrenal gland, 96 in the left gland, and 11 in both glands.

High blood pressure was the most common symptom, affecting 66.7% of the participants.
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Presented By

Jamie J. Van Gompel, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor in Neurosurgery and Otorhinolaryngology
Program Director, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Neurologic Surgery
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgical Skull Base Oncology Fellowship
Program Director, International Neurosurgery Fellowship
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

and

Garret W. Choby, MD
Rhinologist
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

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DATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Hi my name is Jennifer. I live in east Texas and I have battled with drs for 4 years to get a diagnosis. Had ALL the classic cushings symptoms and saw many different doctors. Finally one in Houston BELIEVED me!!!! She found my pituitary adenoma and I had surgery May 7, 2018. I felt great for about a month then all my symptoms came back with a vengeance:(  I just had a MRI 2 weeks ago and they see a new suspicious area. The neurosurgeon thinks I need to have my pituitary completely removed and the Endocrinologist thinks I need to have a bilateral adrenalectomy. I go September 5 to meet with the adrenal surgeon. But in the mean time I am having to figure out which one to go with and ITS HARD!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions or can you tell me how your life improved after either one? I just want the one that will give me the best quality of life so that I may play with my husband and children again. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. 
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Patna: Improper functioning of the Pituitary gland usually results in excess or under production of hormones that leads to a formation of mass called tumor, which can be benign or malignant. Such tumors in this gland can create numerous serious medical conditions by interfering with the normal functioning of the endocrine system and pituitary gland.

 

“Though the occurrence of tumor is more likely after the age of 30 years, it still can impact at an early age. The survival rates of tumor due to its complicated location also depend on other factors like the patient’s age, type and size of tumor. Mostly, pituitary gland tumors are non cancerous but the exact causes are unknown. Some of them are hereditary and some are caused by a rare genetic disorder called as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. This disorder can also lead to over-activity or enlargement of 3 different endocrine-related glands, which also includes the pituitary gland. “Dr Aditya Gupta, Director, Neurosurgery, Agrim institute for neuro sciences, Artemis Hospital..
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The use of 3D-printed models could lead to less operation time and blood loss and fewer postoperative complications in adults who undergo endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas and other conditions, according to findings published in Pituitary.

“Several factors influence the outcome of endoscopic endonasal surgery, including the tumor volume, patient age, lesion location and sphenoid pneumatolysis,” Xiaobing Jiang, of the department of neurosurgery at Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and colleagues wrote. “An accurate model of the target tumor structure is a major prerequisite for a successful [pituitary adenoma] resection, especially for macroadenomas, as this may avoid disastrous complications due to suboptimal treatment.”

Jiang and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of 20 adults who underwent endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery at Union Hospital in Wuhan. Participants were included based on similar tumor sizes, the presence of no other diseases and nonintuitive tumor identification. All surgeries in the cohort occurred between January and August 2017, with 10 participants (mean age, 44.4 years; 50% women) receiving CT and MRI before surgery; the remaining 10 also received an operation with 3D printing (mean age, 41.2 years; 50% women).

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Each and every day since 1897,  I tell anyone who will listen about Cushing’s.  I pass out a LOT Cushing’s business cards. My husband also passes out cards and brochures.

Adding to websites, blogs and more which I have maintained continuously since 2000 - at mostly my own expense.

Posting on the Cushing's Help message boards about Rare Disease Day.  I post there most every day.

Tweeting/retweeting info about Cushing’s and Rare Disease Day today.

Adding info to one of my blogs about Cushing’s and Rare Disease Day.

Adding new and Golden Oldies bios to another blog, again most every day.

Thinking about getting the next Cushing’s Awareness Blogging Challenge set up for April...and will anyone else participate?

And updating https://www.facebook.com/CushingsInfo with a bunch of info today (and every day!)

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Today is Rare Disease Day.

I had Cushing's Disease due to a pituitary tumor. I was told to diet, told to take antidepressants and told that it was all my fault that I was so fat. My pituitary surgery in 1987 was a "success" but I still deal with the aftereffects of Cushing's and of the surgery itself.

I also had another Rare Disease - Kidney Cancer, rare in younger, non-smoking women.

And then, there's the secondary adrenal insufficiency...and growth hormone deficiency...

If you're interested, you can read my bio here https://cushingsbios.com/2013/04/29/maryo-pituitary-bio/

What are YOU doing for Rare Disease Day?

 

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I have been struggling with progressive symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, increased anxiety and depression, rage, acne, weight gain, and sweating just doing small tasks over the last 3 to 4 years. I also have a very hard time controlling my body temperature. I get really cold, turn the heat up, get really hot, turn the heat down, over and over throughout the day. (I’m 36 years old) If I’m sitting I’m freezing. If I’m up moving I’m on fire and sweating. Just such dramatic ends of the spectrum. Anyway, for a long time my GP was only checking my TSH. (Hypothyroidism runs strong in my family). My TSH has always been on the low end of normal. I was feeling so awful, I insisted they were missing something and asked them to check my FT4. That has also always ran at the lower end of normal. They treat me with Levothyroxine to try to increase my FT4, but in doing so, cause my TSH to go even lower. I googled what it meant to have a Low TSH with a low FT4 and it said it could be hypothyroidism caused by a pituitary tumor. I then came across Cushing’s which started showing pictures of the classic “buffalo hump” and my jaw hit the floor. About a month ago, I caught myself in profile in my mirror and was completely taken aback by my appearance. My husband and I aren’t sure how long my neck has looked this way. Either way I was just wondering what others thoughts were. My GP has ordered some kind of cortisol test thus far that I’ll go for tomorrow. I would also like an MRI of my pituitary and possibly adrenals. I’m just tired of sleeping my life away and have been searching for answers for so long. Please let me know what you think of the hump. Are there other causes for this appearance? Thanks
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Sosei Group Corporation ("the Company"; TSE: 4565), announces that the first healthy subject has been dosed with a novel small molecule HTL0030310 in a Phase I clinical study, marking the start of a new in-house clinical program targeting endocrine disorders, including Cushing's disease...

HTL0030310 has been designed to modulate the excess release of hormones from adenomas (benign tumors) of the pituitary gland. Highly elevated plasma levels of pituitary hormones result in a number of serious endocrine disorders, including Cushing's Disease.
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Cushing’s syndrome patients who undergo adrenal surgery are more likely to have venous thromboembolism — blood clots that originate in the veins — than patients who have the same procedure for other conditions, a study suggests.

Physicians should consider preventive treatment for this complication in Cushing’s syndrome patients who are having adrenal surgery and maintain it for four weeks after surgery due to late VTE onset.

The study, “Is VTE Prophylaxis Necessary on Discharge for Patients Undergoing Adrenalectomy for Cushing Syndrome?” was published in the Journal of Endocrine Society.

Cushing’s syndrome is a condition characterized by too much cortisol in circulation. In many cases, it is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland, which produces greater amounts of the cortisol-controlling adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). In other cases, patients have tumors in the adrenal glands that directly increase cortisol production.

When the source of the problem is the pituitary gland, the condition is known as Cushing’s disease.

The imbalance in cortisol levels generates metabolic complications that include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular complications. Among the latter, the formation of blood clots in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm — a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE) — is higher in both Cushing’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome patients.

VTE is believed to be a result of excess coagulation factors that promote blood clot formation, and is thought to particularly affect Cushing’s disease patients who have pituitary gland surgery.

Whether Cushing’s syndrome patients who have an adrenalectomy — surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands — are at a higher risk for VTE is largely unknown. This is important for post-operative management, to decide whether they should have preventive treatment for blood clot formation.

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Hi - Im Trisha, 61 in AZ. I’ve been chronically sick for several years - long story as I’m sure we all have. As brief as possible, I’ve had chronic pain since 2005, in Oct 2015 I was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease (I’ve had since 1995 when I had the classic rash, but misdiagnosed as “fibromyalgia” for 20 years.) In April 2015 I awoke with anxiety in my chest that went away in 1-2 hours but has been daily for almost 4 years. I was focused on treating the Lyme for the past 3 years and hopeful that it is in remission. BUT- all of 2018 the morning anxiety became more intense and lasting longer. None of my handful of doctors could figure out what this anxiety could be but I thought of cortisol, because of the pattern. (I’m a disabled RN) so in April 2018 I asked my pcp to order a morning serum cortisol which was a bit high at 25. Then in May I had major back surgery which delayed my dealing with the possible endocrinology issue. I finally saw the local endocrinologist (we are rural AZ 100 miles from Phoenix). My low dose DST did NOT suppress and my 24 hr urine cortisol was up at 70. He was going to re do the testing and seemed a bit stumped, so in Dec I self referred myself to the pituitary center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The neuro endocrinologist Dr Y ran 9 days of tests over Christmas and one of 2 -24 hr urine cortisols were high at 76, all 4 late night saliva cortisol tests were normal, and the low dose DST was abnormal again- not suppressed. An earlier high dose (8mg) DST did suppress, and my MRI with gadolinium contrast did not show an adenoma in the pituitary. I also had a CT of chest in April 2018 which showed a 5.3 mm nodule in the right lung. But the endocrinologist here said the high dose DST being normal ruled out an ectopic tumor secreting ACTH. So the tests are inconclusive? On Jan 10 I had the Dex-CRH test which was abnormal- not suppressed, pointing to a pituitary cause of the elevated cortisol....
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Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism — Lee IT, et al. | February 07, 2019

Using immunohistochemistry, researchers determined whether adipose tissue (AT) inflammation in humans is associated with chronic endogenous glucocorticoid (GC) exposure due to Cushing’s disease (CD).

Abdominal subcutaneous AT samples were evaluated for macrophage infiltration and mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in 10 patients with active CD and 10 age, gender and BMI- matched healthy subjects.

The presence of AT macrophages, a hallmark of AT inflammation, increases chronic exposure to GCs due to CD. AT inflammation can, therefore, be the source of systemic inflammation in these patients, which in turn can contribute to obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. In patients with CD, PCR showed no differences in mRNA expression of any analyzed markers.

Read the full article on Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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A shorter duration of adrenal insufficiency — when the adrenal gland is not working properly — after surgical removal of a pituitary tumor may predict recurrence in Cushing’s disease patients, a new study suggests...

Cushing’s disease is a condition characterized by excess cortisol in circulation due to a tumor in the pituitary gland that produces too much of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). This hormone acts on the adrenal glands, telling them to produce cortisol.

The first-line treatment for these patients is pituitary surgery to remove the tumor, but while success rates are high, most patients experience adrenal insufficiency and some will see their disease return.

Adrenal insufficiency happens when the adrenal glands cannot make enough cortisol — because the source of ACTH was suddenly removed — and may last from months to years. In these cases, patients require replacement hormone therapy until normal ACTH and cortisol production resumes...

“In conclusion, our study shows that the duration of adrenal insufficiency after pituitary surgery in patients with CD is significantly shorter in recurrent CD than in the persistent remission group,” researchers wrote.

“The duration of AI may be a useful predictor for CD [Cushing’s disease] recurrence and those patients who show a normal pituitary-adrenal axis within 2 years after surgery should be strictly monitored being more at risk of disease relapse,” they concluded.

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Dr. Theodore Friedman will be joined by Shira Miller, MD hosting a webinar on New and Traditional Treatments for Male Hypogonadism

Spouses welcome

Topics to be discussed include:

How to Diagnose Male Hypogonadism?


Testosterone Replacement


HCG and Clomid Treatment


Supplements for Male Hypogonadism


Diets for Male Hypogonadism



Sunday • February 10, 2019 • 6 PM PST

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Dr. Theodore Friedman will be joined by Shira Miller, MD hosting a webinar on New and Traditional Treatments for Male Hypogonadism

Spouses welcome

Topics to be discussed include:

How to Diagnose Male Hypogonadism?


Testosterone Replacement


HCG and Clomid Treatment


Supplements for Male Hypogonadism


Diets for Male Hypogonadism



Sunday • February 10, 2019 • 6 PM PST

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A 42-year-old woman who presented to hospital with acute vision loss in her right eye was diagnosed with a benign tumour in her adrenal gland.

Writing in BMJ Case Reports, clinicians described how the patient presented with a visual acuity of 6/36 in her right eye and 6/6 in her left eye. 

Investigations revealed an exudative retinal detachment in her right eye as well as a pigment epithelial detachment.

The patient had multifocal central serous retinopathy in both eyes.

The woman, who had hypertension and diabetes, was diagnosed with Cushing syndrome and a right adrenal adenoma was also discovered.

During a treatment period that spanned several years, the patient received an adrenalectomy followed by a maintenance dose of steroids.

The patient subsequently developed central serous retinopathy again which the clinicians believe might be related to steroid use.

The authors advised “careful deliberation” in prescribing a maintenance dose of steroids following removal of the adrenal glands because of the potential link to retinopathy. 

From https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2018/12/17/vision-loss-the-first-sign-of-adrenal-tumour-in-42-year-old-patient
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Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-4013-5. [Epub ahead of print]



Gazioglu N1, Canaz H2, Camlar M3, Tanrıöver N4, Kocer N5, Islak C5, Evliyaoglu O6, Ercan O6.




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Abstract

AIM:

Pituitary adenomas are rare in childhood in contrast with adults. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting adenomas account for Cushing's disease (CD) which is the most common form of ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome (CS). Treatment strategies are generally based on data of adult CD patients, although some difficulties and differences exist in pediatric patients. The aim of this study is to share our experience of 10 children and adolescents with CD.

PATIENTS AND METHOD:

Medical records, images, and operative notes of 10 consecutive children and adolescents who underwent transsphenoidal surgery for CD between 1999 and 2014 in Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine were retrospectively reviewed. Mean age at operation was 14.8 ± 4.2 years (range 5-18). The mean length of symptoms was 24.2 months. The mean follow-up period was 11 years (range 4 to 19 years).

RESULTS:

Mean preoperative cortisol level was 23.435 μg/dl (range 8.81-59.8 μg/dl). Mean preoperative ACTH level was 57.358 μg/dl (range 28.9-139.9 μg/dl). MR images localized microadenoma in three patients (30%), macroadenoma in four patients (40%) in our series. Transsphenoidal microsurgery and endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery were performed in 8 and 2 patients respectively. Remission was provided in 8 patients (80%). Five patients (50%) met remission criteria after initial operations. Three patients (30%) underwent additional operations to meet remission criteria.

CONCLUSION:

Transsphenoidal surgery remains the mainstay therapy for CD in pediatric patients as well as adults. It is an effective treatment option with low rate of complications. Both endoscopic and microscopic approaches provide safe access to sella and satisfactory surgical results.

KEYWORDS:

Cushing’s disease; Endoscopic pituitary surgery; Pediatric; Transsphenoidal microsurgery

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30488233


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10.1007/s00381-018-4013-5






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For those who can not make it to Washington, DC next week, we're pleased to announce a livestream will be available for the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus briefing.

Rare Disease Legislative Advocates with honorary co-hosts Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Co-Chairs of the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, invite you to a lunch briefing:

The Diagnostic Odyssey

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

121 Cannon House Office Building

Complimentary lunch included

Registration available on-site

Register for the event livestream by clicking this link.

 

If you have questions about the briefing, please email Shannon von Felden, RDLA Program Manager, at svonfelden@everylifefoundation.org.
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Dr. Theodore Friedman’s next webinar will be on the Macrilen Stimulation Test for Growth Hormone Deficiency: Sunday,  December 9, 2018, 6 PM PST

Adult growth hormone deficiency occurs in patients with hypopituitarism and can occur in those with a pituitary tumor. A growth hormone stimulation test is needed to make the diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency. 

Dr. Theodore Friedman’s next webinar will be on the Macrilen Stimulation Test for Growth Hormone Deficiency: Sunday,  December 9, 2018, 6-7 PM PST.

He will discuss the new Macrilen stimulation test and compare it to the glucagon stimulation. If you may have growth hormone deficiency, you do not want to miss this webinar.

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Anyone ever used a Rife Machine on Cushings syndrome?
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Do you think allergies are worse post-op?

I posted on Facebook that I've learned the hard way that I had an allergic reaction to blackberries. I've known about my strawberry allergy for decades and have avoided them mostly successfully. Apparently, they're both in the same class of allergens 

These blackberries were in an ice cream. And it was a good ice cream. Drat!

I have a lot more steroids to take for a few days. Oh, joy! And, another wean at the end.

Someone responded: "The further we get from Cushings, the more allergies surface. So glad you got help. Scary stuff!

I said: "I guess it's because we don't have so much cortisone already running in our bodies."






















 



Someone else asked: "Is that true? I seem to be allergic to pollen amd mold now?"





 



And I responded: "I don't know but it makes sense now that I think of it. I'm definitely allergic to more things than I was Before Cushing's"






 









So, in my informal poll - what do you think?  Are your allergies worse or are you having new ones after Cushing's?
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following Cushing’s disease is a real issue many of us face. However, we don’t have to let it control our lives — there are ways to cope.

Cushing’s changes us both mentally and physically. We become forgetful. We lose strength. We become someone we don’t recognize in the mirror. We lose hair on our heads and gain it everywhere else. We’re always in pain, and we’re always sick, with no end in sight (or at least it feels that way).

Some days will be trying and seem as if nothing seems to work, no matter what you do. I promise that you’re not alone, and you will make it through those days.

Following are a list of ways to deal with post-surgery scares:

Therapy/counseling: If you can afford it, talk with a professional about your health worries and how your anxiety affects you. It takes the burden off your caregivers who don’t like to see you suffer because they care so much.


Journaling: Journaling is a therapeutic and inexpensive way to let out your worries. Documenting your anxieties can help you keep track of how your thought processes are changing. Writing out your stresses is cathartic. Give it a try — if you haven’t already.


Yoga or any light exercise: If you’re in the early stages of recovery, you shouldn’t go straight back to the gym — working out is a stressor on the body. Light yoga, such as restorative yoga, in which you practice stretching, deep breathing, and relaxation, will help your mind and body to recover. Light walks are amazing for the brain and body post-surgery.


Delve into things you enjoy: Read, cook, go for walks, sit outside, etc. Do whatever feeds your soul and keeps your mind free from negative thoughts. Feeding your soul is one sure way to keep your mind and body happy and healthy.


Other ideas from the CushieWiki


Please share your ideas in the comments to this post. 



Adapted from https://cushingsdiseasenews.com/2018/10/19/cushings-post-surgery-anxieties-ptsd-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-journaling-yoga-therapy/
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Barrow Neurological Institute
Sonntag Pavilion
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

October 27, 2018
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Barrow Pituitary Center is dedicated to educating patients, caregivers, and loved ones by providing information which is current and non-biased. Experts at this conference will address management of the emotional and physical elements of living with pituitary disorders. We hope attendees will leave empowered to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare and achieve their goals for a long and fruitful life.

Event Flyer or to register, visit the Barrow Website

For more information contact Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA, at (602) 406-7585 or Margaret.Bobrowitz@DignityHealth.org.
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Friday, October 19 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Belfer Research Building, 3rd Floor

413 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021

This course is a comprehensive overview and discussion of the evaluation; management; and medical, surgical, and radiation treatments of the pituitary tumor. The conference will comprise lectures, case-based talks, and Q&A panel sessions.

The pituitary gland plays an enormously important role in human development, the maintenance of various essential physiologic functions, and aging and senescence. Hence, the health of the pituitary gland is critical at all stages of human life. For this reason, there are a variety of pituitary disorders that can have a profound impact on multiple organ systems at different ages. General practitioners and even specialists in endocrinology may not be fully aware of the widespread impact of the pituitary gland in health and disease; the function of this course is to educate and inform a general medical audience on pituitary disease.

For more information visit their website or contact Tatiana Soto at tas2041@med.cornell.edu or 212-746-0403.
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Cushing’s syndrome patients with tumors on both adrenal glands — which sit on top of the kidneys — could undergo adrenal venous sampling, a procedure where blood samples are taken from both adrenal glands to determine which tumors to remove, researchers suggest.
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