Cushing's Syndrome Due to Primary Adrenocortical Nodular Dysplasia, Cardiac Myxomas, and Spotty Pigmentation, Complicated by Sarcoidosis

Hideto Akama, Hirotoshi Tanaka, Hidehiro Yamada, Hisaji Oshima, Yoichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Yoshida, Shin Ichi Kawai, Yasuo Ikeda

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A 23-year-old male patient revealed hypercortisolism with stigmata of Cushing's syndrome, and post-operative pathological examination demonstrated primary adrenal nodular dysplasia. Because of the presence of cardiac myxomas and skin pigmentation, the diagnosis of Carney's complex was given. After the control of hypercortisolism by adrenalectomy, the patient experienced iridocyclitis and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy with elevated levels of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme and lysozyme, all of which indicated the presence of sarcoidosis. Despite the numerous recent descriptions concerning Carney's complex, an association with sarcoidosis has not yet been documented. Moreover, the sequential occurrence of sarcoidosis after adrenalectomy suggests an etiological link between these two rare disorders.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1329-1334
ページ数6
ジャーナルInternal Medicine
31
発行部数11
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出版物ステータスPublished - 1992 1 1

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  • Internal Medicine

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