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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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GUTIERREZ-RESTREPO, Johnayro  and  ROMAN-GONZALEZ, Alejandro. Ectopic Cushing Syndrome: A literature review. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.4, pp.175-182. ISSN 0123-9015.

Cushing's syndrome is a very rare disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is classified as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) dependent (Pituitary and ectopic tumors) or ACTH independent (lesions of adrenal origin). In most cases, pituitary tumors are responsible for the Cushing's syndrome, followed by adrenal lesions and finally by ectopic tumors (5-15% of all cases). This article describes the most important epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of ectopic tumors causing Cushing's syndrome.

Keywords : Cushing's syndrome; Neuroendocrine Tumors; Carcinoids; ACTH syndrome ectopic; Paraneoplastic endocrine syndrome.

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