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December 1971

Cushing's Syndrome Cured by Resection of Appendiceal Carcinoid

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the departments of surgery (Dr. Miller) and medicine/endocrinology (Drs. Bernstein and Van Herle), UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(6):770-773. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350120134028

Cushing's syndrome has been cured by resection of a benign appendiceal carcinoid. A small but increasing number of reports are appearing of cases of histologically similar carcinoid tumors from different sites of origin associated with this syndrome. Increased awareness of these potentially curable clinical entities may prevent unnecessary adrenalectomy.