Mitra Rauschecker

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Adrenocortical tumors

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Adrenocortical tumors can be divided into benign or malignant, as well as “functional” or “nonfunctional” in reference to whether or not they secrete hormones. The most common adrenocortical tumor is a benign adenoma or “incidentaloma,” which is nonfunctional. Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare, malignant tumor that can be…

Cushing syndrome

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Cushing Syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Cushing Syndrome (CS) is a multi-system disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to excess glucocorticoids. The most common cause of CS in children is exogenous glucocorticoid use, or iatrogenic Cushing syndrome. The etiology…

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