Identification of ACTH-producing intrathoracic tumors by measuring ACTH levels in aspirated specimens

J. L. Doppman, T. Loughlin, D. L. Miller, H. I. Pass, G. P. Chrousos, G. B. Cutler, E. H. Oldfield, D. L. Loriaux

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-503
Number of pages3
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume163
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Doppman, J. L., Loughlin, T., Miller, D. L., Pass, H. I., Chrousos, G. P., Cutler, G. B., Oldfield, E. H., & Loriaux, D. L. (1987). Identification of ACTH-producing intrathoracic tumors by measuring ACTH levels in aspirated specimens. RADIOLOGY, 163(2), 501-503. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.163.2.3031729