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Course # 30830 • Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

Discuss the identification and diagnosis of Cushing syndrome.

35. Primary Cushing syndrome is typically caused by
A) adrenal gland malignancy.
B) long-term glucocorticoid therapy.
C) the endogenous production of ACTH by an extrapituitary malignancy.
D) excessive secretion of ACTH by a pituitary tumor, usually an adenoma.