Three patients with Cushing syndrome secondary to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production underwent direct 22-gauge needle aspiration of bronchial (two cases) and mediastinal (one case) carcinoid tumors. High levels of ACTH were measured in all three tumors. This technique permits absolute identification of an ectopic source of ACTH before surgery.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging