Cushing's syndrome due to a non-adrenal ectopic adrenocorticotropin- secreting ewing's sarcoma in a child

Tulay Guran, Serap Turan, Behzat Ozkan, Su Gulsun Berrak, Cengiz Canpolat, Tolga Dagli, Funda Sirin Eren, Abdullah Bereket

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Abstract

Ectopic ACTH syndrome (EAS) is extremely rare in the pediatric age group. Sarcomatous tumors causing EAS are even rarer. We report a 9 year-old girl presenting with Cushing's syn-drome caused by ectopic ACTH production by a Ewing's sarcoma. This case illustrates that rapid appearance of Cushingoid symptoms, absence of growth retardation and the presence of hypo-kalemia are suggestive clues for ectopic ACTH production as the source of Cushing's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Ectopic ACTH
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • PNET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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