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What are different ways to treat cushing syndrome?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: See below.

First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome.
If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used.

In brief: See below.

First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome.
If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Dons
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Dx Cushing's

Determine if reddish abdominal striae are present and get weight change hx.
Look for 'moon facies and supraclavicular fat pads 1. Get history of any glucocorticoid-steroid use 2. Get am acth and am cortisol level simultaneously 3. Collect 24 h urine for urine free cortisol level. Mri pituitary if cushing's disease is suspect based on above. Go to crcpress.Com and get test manual by dons and wians.

In brief: Dx Cushing's

Determine if reddish abdominal striae are present and get weight change hx.
Look for 'moon facies and supraclavicular fat pads 1. Get history of any glucocorticoid-steroid use 2. Get am acth and am cortisol level simultaneously 3. Collect 24 h urine for urine free cortisol level. Mri pituitary if cushing's disease is suspect based on above. Go to crcpress.Com and get test manual by dons and wians.
Dr. Robert Dons
Dr. Robert Dons
Thank
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