Cyclic Cushing’s syndrome: a case study and overview

Authors: Jana Kollerová 1;  Ján Malina 2;  Andrej Šteňo 3;  Pavol Povinec 4;  Juraj Payer 1
Authors‘ workplace: V. interná klinika LF UK a UNB, Nemocnica Ružinov, Bratislava, Slovenská republika 1;  Klinika onkologickej chirurgie LF UK a Onkologický ústav sv. Alžbety, Bratislava, Slovenská republika 2;  Neurochirurgická klinika LF UK a UNB, Nemocnica Akademika L. Dérera, Bratislava, Slovenská republika 3;  Pracovisko BIONT, a. s., Bratislava, Slovenská republika 4
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2018; 64(4): 450-456
Category: Case Reports

Práca bola prvýkrát prednesená na XXXIX. endokrinologických dňoch s medzinárodnou účasťou (29. 9.–1. 10. 2016, Košice, Slovenská republika


Cushing’s syndrome and especially Cushing´s disease represent diagnostically and therapeutically complicated medical situations. In some patients, cyclic changes in cortisol production additionally hamper the diagnosis in terms of source identification and management of hormone overproduction. It may not be clear, whether the patient is cured or not even years after the treatment. It is a rare disorder variant, but we assume that it is underdiagnosed and it´s incidence is actually higher. The article deals with a complicated course of diagnosis and treatment in a patient with cyclic Cushing’s syndrome.

Key words:
Cushing´s disease – cyclic Cushing´s syndrome – hypercortisolism


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