Nelson Syndrome: Introduction
Nelson Syndrome: The rapid growth of a pituitary adenoma (tumor) after the surgical removal of both adrenal glands to treat Cushing's disease. The condition is triggered by the resultant loss of the regulatory function of cortisol.
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Symptoms of Nelson Syndrome
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Nelson Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Nelson Syndrome
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Nelson Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Nelson Syndrome
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Definitions of Nelson Syndrome:
A syndrome characterized by increased skin pigmentation, visual defects secondary to compression of the OPTIC CHIASM, and elevated serum levels of ACTH following adrenalectomy for CUSHING SYNDROME. The cause of this syndrome is expansion of an underlying ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, p81)
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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)
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