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Presse Med. 1996 Sep 14;25(26):1201-2.

[Thymic carcinoid tumor causing paraneoplastic Cushing syndrome. Diagnostic value of double-labelled tomoscintigraphy].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Endocrinologie-Maladies métaboliques, CHU du Bocage, Dijon.


Cushing's syndromes caused by ectopic corticotropin secretion represent 10 to 15% in the causes of Cushing's syndrome. Somatostatin receptor scientigraphy can be successful in the localization of ACTH-secreting neuroendocrine tumors. We report a case of Cushing's syndrome caused by ectopic corticotropin secretion from a thymic carcinoid tumor. Conventional localization techniques failed but the tumor was detected by a double binding thoracic scintigraphy using 111Indium-octreotide and 99mTechnetium-albumine macroagregates.

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