Which clinical history findings are characteristic of corticotropin excess in pituitary macroadenomas?

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: James R Mulinda, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Corticotropin excess presents with Cushing disease. Corticotropinomas are rarely macroadenomas. Corticotropin suppression due to compression of the normal corticotrophs presents with glucocorticoid insufficiency. The clinical picture of secondary glucocorticoid deficiency is much milder than primary adrenal insufficiency, where combined mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid deficiency occur.


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