Cushing Syndrome in an Infant Due to Cortisol Secreting Adrenal Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Association

Kumar, Manish; Kumar, Vishal; Talukdar, B.; Mohta, Anup; Khurana, Nita
June 2010
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p621
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of an eleven month old male child with Cushing syndrome and hypertension due to left adrenal tumor. The child had low adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) level and no cortical hyperplasia and required enalapril and amlodipine, two antihypertensives, before the planned adrenalectomy. After the surgery, he developed bulging fontanel and vomiting suggestive of raised intracranial pressure. In addition, he also developed postoperative hypoglycemia.


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