ea0073pep13.8 | Presented ePosters 13: Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2021
, Eltumi Hanan
, Whatmore Jacob
, John Newell-Price
BackgroundCushings disease (CD) is caused by high levels of blood cortisol resulting from excess secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from an anterior pituitary corticotroph adenoma. Clinical manifestations include diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and depression. If untreated, CD has an increased mortality of five-fold owing to cardiovascular comorbidities, stroke or raised vulnerability to infection. Currently, transsphenoidal surg...