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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Wright-Pascoe, Rosemarie A.; Williams, Elaine E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Article Title
The ectopic ACTH syndrome and superior vena cava obstruction due to a malignant carcinoid tumour of the thymus
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
48
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
155-57
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Abstract
We report the case of a 28-year-old African Caribbean woman with Cushing's syndrome and superior vena cava obstruction secondary to an ACTH-secreting carcinoid tumour of the thymus. The case highlights the problems which may be encountered in performing the 2-day high dose dexamethasone suppression test but clinicians are reminded that this test or any other dynamic test is absolutely essential for elucidating the cause of ACTH-dependent Cushing's Syndrome.....
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