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Ectopic ACTH production

Ectopic ACTH Syndrome

Also known as EAS

Sources of Ectopic ACTH production.

  • Lung = most common cause.
  • Thymus
  • Thyroid – Medullary carcinoma
  • Ovary
  • Adrenal Gland – pheochromocytoma
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Other neuroendocrine cancers

Difference between Cushings syndrome and Cushings disease

  • Cushings syndrome is cortisol excess from any cause.
  • Cushings disease is cortisol excess by pituitary ACTH over-secretion

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