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ACTH-independent Cushing syndrome

Disease definition

A form of endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) that may result from excess secretion of cortisol by either a unilateral and benign (adrenocortical adenoma: 55-60%) or malignant (adrenocortical carcinoma: 35-40 %) adrenocortical tumor or by bilateral adrenal secretion by macronodular adrenal hyperplasia (AIMAH), as an isolated disease or as part of McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS), or by primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD), as an isolated disease or as part of Carney complex (CNC).


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Adrenal Cushing syndrome
    • Adrenocorticotropic hormone-independent Cushing syndrome
    • Corticotropin-independent Cushing syndrome
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: E24.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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