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Nelson syndrome

Introduction: Nelson syndrome

Description of Nelson syndrome

Nelson syndrome (medical condition): The rapid growth of a pituitary adenoma (tumor) after the surgical...more »

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Nelson syndrome: A syndrome characterized by HYPERPIGMENTATION, enlarging pituitary mass, visual defects secondary to compression of the OPTIC CHIASM, and elevated serum ACTH. It is caused by the expansion of an underlying ACTH-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA that grows in the absence of feedback inhibition by adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS, usually after ADRENALECTOMY.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Nelson syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nelson syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Nelson syndrome, or a subtype of Nelson syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nelson syndrome as a Disease

Nelson syndrome (medical condition): See Nelson Syndrome (disease information).
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Broader terms for Nelson syndrome

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Nelson syndrome

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