Episodic secretion of cortisol in adrenocortical hyperplasia, adenoma and carcinoma

Y. S. Lee, F. W. Chen

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Abstract

Plasma cortisol levels were determined at 20 minute intervals from 8 am to 4 pm in 5 cases of Cushing's syndrome. Plasma cortisol was secreted in episodic bursts in 3 cases of Cushing's syndrome due to bilateral adrenocortical hyperplasia and 1 case due to adrenocortical carcinoma, but there was no significant secretory episode in another case with adrenocortical adenoma. The present data suggest that there is no definite secretory pattern of cortisol in Cushing's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume76
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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