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Nelson Syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nelson Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Nelson Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Nelson Syndrome?

Nelson Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

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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Nelson Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nelson Syndrome

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Nelson Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Nelson Syndrome

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Research about Nelson Syndrome

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Nelson Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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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