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Unusual triad of obstructive sleep apnea, uncontrolled hypertension, and severe hypokalemia due to ectopic adrenocorticotropic secretion.
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PMID:  24739692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion is responsible for 12% to 17% of all cases of the Cushing syndrome. One of the most commonly described causes of ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion is small cell carcinoma of the lung. A rare cause includes a functioning neuroendocrine tumor traditionally known as carcinoids that account for 5% of all mediastinal tumors. To our knowledge, all reported cases of mediastinal carcinoids are thymic in origin and only a minority of those is functional. We present a male patient with hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and acid-base disorder, in whom further investigation revealed an anterior mediastinal mass and Cushing syndrome.
Authors:
Sindhaghatta Venkatram; Trupti Vakde; Kanthi Badipatla; Masooma Niazi; Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1948-8270     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101496866     Medline TA:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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