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Cushing’s disease : Treatment

Treatment Treatment involves surgery to remove the pituitary tumor, if possible. After surgery, the pituitary may slowly start to work again and return to normal. During the recovery process, you may need cortisol replacement treatments. Radiation treatment of the pituitary … Read more

Cushing’s disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Symptoms usually include: Upper body obesity (above the waist) and thin arms and legs Round, red, full face (moon face) Slow growth rate in children Skin changes that are often seen: Acne or skin infections Purple marks … Read more

Cushing’s disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Cushing's disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Pituitary Cushing’s disease Definition Cushing’s disease is a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ATCH). The pituitary gland is an organ of the endocrine system. Cushing’s disease is a form of Cushing … Read more