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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754639/adrenal-surgery-for-cushing-s-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Guido Di Dalmazi, Martin Reincke
Recent advances in the molecular pathogenesis and the natural history of Cushing's syndrome have improved the understanding of the management of this disease. The long-term efficacy of several cortisol-lowering medical treatments is currently under evaluation. However, adrenalectomy is a safe option for the treatment of patients affected by Cushing's syndrome. Unilateral adrenalectomy is the gold standard for treatment of adrenocortical adenomas associated with hypercortisolism. Bilateral adrenalectomy has been widely used in the past as definitive treatment of bilateral macronodular hyperplasia and persistent or recurrent Cushing's disease...
June 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754634/mortality-in-patients-with-endogenous-cushing-s-syndrome
#2
REVIEW
Pedram Javanmard, Daisy Duan, Eliza B Geer
Cushing's syndrome is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular events, sepsis, and thromboembolism are the leading causes of mortality. Patient's with Cushing's due to a pituitary adenoma and those with Cushing's due to benign adrenal adenoma have relatively good survival outcomes often mirroring that of the general population. Persistent or recurrent disease is associated with high mortality risk. Ectopic Cushing's syndrome and Cushing's due to adrenocortical carcinoma confer the highest mortality risk among Cushing's etiologies...
June 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735160/genomic-insights-into-cushing-syndrome
#3
Guillaume Assié
In the setting of Cushing syndrome, genomic analyses can be performed either in tumors responsible for endogenous Cushing, or in patients exposed to glucocorticoid excess. Genomics of tumors identified several new genes - including ZNRF3 in adrenocortical carcinomas, PRKACA in cortisol-producing adrenal adenomas, ARMC5 in primary macronodular adrenal hyperplasia and USP8 in pituitary corticotroph adenomas. These genes shed new lights on the mechanisms responsible for these tumors. Integrated genomic studies of adrenal carcinomas identified distinct molecular classes, with remarkably different prognostic outcome...
May 4, 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671009/interobserver-agreement-in-distinguishing-large-adrenal-adenomas-and-adrenocortical-carcinomas-on-computed-tomography
#4
Aaron J Thomas, Mouhammed A Habra, Priya R Bhosale, Aliya A Qayyum, Kareem Ahmed, Rafael Vicens, Khaled M Elsayes
PURPOSE: Large adrenal masses pose a diagnostic dilemma. The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to assess the degree of interobserver agreement in evaluating the morphology of pathologically proven adrenal adenomas and adrenocortical carcinomas larger than 4 cm in diameter; and second, to identify morphologic characteristics that correlated with the pathologic diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this blinded, retrospective study, we collected cases of 25 adrenal adenomas and 33 adrenocortical carcinomas measuring larger than 4 cm...
April 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665752/histopathologic-findings-in-canine-pituitary-glands
#5
Margaret A Miller, David S Bruyette, J Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, Tina Jo Owen, José A Ramos-Vara, Hsin-Yi Weng, Andrea L Vanderpool, Annie V Chen, Linda G Martin, Deidre M DuSold, Sina Jahan
To optimize the histologic evaluation of hypophysectomy specimens, sections of 207 canine pituitary glands (196 postmortem, 11 hypophysectomy specimens) were reviewed. Adenohypophyseal proliferation was the most common (n = 79) lesion. Proliferative lesions were sparsely to densely granulated; the granules were usually basophilic to chromophobic and periodic acid-Schiff-positive. Adenohypophyseal proliferation was classified as hyperplasia (n = 40) if ≤2 mm diameter with intact reticulin network, as microadenoma (n = 22) for 1-5 mm homogeneous nodules with lost reticulin network, or as macroadenoma (n = 17) for larger tumors...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665181/mir-193a-3p-functions-as-a-tumour-suppressor-in-human-aldosterone-producing-adrenocortical-adenoma-by-down-regulating-cyp11b2
#6
Guoxi Zhang, Xiaofeng Zou, Quanliang Liu, Tianpeng Xie, Ruohui Huang, Huan Kang, Changfu Lai, Jiaxing Zhu
The mechanism of aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenoma (APA) pathogenesis and the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in APA pathogenesis have not been completely clarified. We examined the expression and function of miR-140-3p, miR-193a-3p and miR-22-3p, which have binding sites in CYP11B2. Expression of miRNAs and CYP11B2 mRNA was measured by quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR). Cell proliferation was monitored by colorimetric analysis, and cell apoptosis and cell cycle progression were analysed by flow cytometry...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596893/tumor-microenvironment-in-functional-adrenocortical-adenomas-immune-cell-infiltration-in-cortisol-producing-adrenocortical-adenoma
#7
Yuko Kitawaki, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Fumie Kubota-Nakayama, Yuto Yamazaki, Yasuhiro Miki, Shuko Hata, Kazue Ise, Kumi Kikuchi, Ryo Morimoto, Fumitoshi Satoh, Hironobu Sasano
The tumor microenvironment plays pivotal roles in various human neoplasms. However, that of benign tumor, particularly hormone-secreting endocrine tumors, has remained virtually unknown. Therefore, we firstly attempted to analyze the tumor microenvironment of autonomous hormone-secreting adrenocortical adenomas. We first histologically evaluated 21 cortisol-producing adrenocortical adenoma (CPA) and 13 aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenoma (APA) cases. Quantitative histological analysis revealed that intratumoral immune cell infiltration (ICI) was more pronounced in CPAs than APAs...
March 26, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594118/the-many-faces-of-primary-aldosteronism-and-cushing-syndrome-a-reflection-of-adrenocortical-tumor-heterogeneity
#8
REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, Kai Duan
Adrenal cortical tumors constitute a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with distinct clinical, morphological, and molecular features. Recent discoveries of specific genotype-phenotype correlations in adrenal cortical adenomas have transformed our understanding of their respective endocrine syndromes. Indeed, a proportion of patients with primary aldosteronism are now known to harbor adrenal cortical adenomas with heterogeneous molecular alterations ( KCNJ5, ATP1A1, ATP2B3 , and CACNA1D ) involving the calcium/calmodulin kinase signaling pathway...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542030/does-igf-1-play-a-role-in-the-etiopathogenesis-of-non-functioning-adrenocortical-adenoma
#9
C T Bahadir, G C Ecemis, H Atmaca
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) with the pathogenesis of non-functioning adrenocortical adenomas (NFAs). METHODS: This study included 50 female patients (mean age 54 years) with NFAs, 55 patients (mean age 48 years; 20 male, 35 female) with acromegaly and 38 female control subjects (mean age 58 years). Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) of the subjects were recorded and blood samples for IGF-1 were taken...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525561/secreting-ectopic-adrenal-adenoma-a-rare-condition-to-be-aware-of
#10
Yang Zhao, Hui Guo, Ying Zhao, Bingyin Shi
Ectopic adrenal adenoma causing chronic Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare phenomenon. Diagnosis is usually made years after disease onset because of the insidious nature of the ectopic adrenal gland and because it overlaps with common symptoms, such as overweight and hypertension, in the general population (Kreitschmann-Andermahr et al., 2015). Here, we report the case of a 46-year-old male with a 15-year history of severe hypertension, facial plethora, and centripetal obesity. During treatment for herpes zoster, the patient presented with severe hypokalemia and flaccid paralysis, characteristic changes associated with CS...
April 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523633/management-of-endocrine-disease-management-of-cushing-s-syndrome-during-pregnancy-solved-and-unsolved-questions
#11
REVIEW
Thierry Brue, Vincent Amodru, Frederic Castinetti
With fewer than 200 reported cases, Cushing's syndrome (CS) in pregnancy remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In normal pregnancies, misleading signs may be observed such as striae or hypokalemia, while plasma cortisol and urinary free cortisol may rise up to 2- to 3-fold. While the dexamethasone suppression test is difficult to use, reference values for salivary cortisol appear valid. Apart from gestational hypertension, differential diagnosis includes pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism...
June 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520253/tcf21-pod-1-a-transcritional-regulator-of-sf-1-nr5a1-as-a-potential-prognosis-marker-in-adult-and-pediatric-adrenocortical-tumors
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Barbara Dos Santos Passaia, Matheus Henrique Dias, Jean Lucas Kremer, Sonir Roberto Rauber Antonini, Madson Queiroz de Almeida, Maria Candida Barisson Villares Fragoso, Claudimara Ferini Pacicco Lotfi
With recent progress in understanding the pathogenesis of adrenocortical tumors (ACTs), identification of molecular markers to predict their prognosis has become possible. Transcription factor 21 (TCF21)/podocyte-expressed 1 (POD1) is a transcriptional regulatory protein expressed in mesenchymal cells at sites of epithelial-mesenchymal transition during the development of different systems. Adult carcinomas express less TCF21 than adenomas, in addition, the KEGG pathway analysis has shown that BUB1B , among others genes, is negatively correlated with TCF21 expression...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514039/a-young-patient-with-leg-weakness-and-hypokalemia-case-report
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Elias Andrawus, Irit Hochberg, Zaher S Azzam
A 20-year-old female patient was admitted to hospital because of bilateral leg weakness. Laboratory investigation showed metabolic alkalosis and severe hypokalemia. Differential diagnosis included mineralocorticoid or apparent mineralocorticoid excess diseases, with a high aldosterone-to-renin ratio (ARR) after correcting hypokalemia. After confirmatory tests, imaging studies revealed a unilateral adrenocortical adenoma consistent with Conn's disease. Surgery was curative.
April 19, 2018: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467231/diagnostic-accuracy-of-computed-tomography-to-identify-adenomas-among-adrenal-incidentalomas-in-an-endocrinological-population
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M Marty, D Gaye, P Perez, C Auder, M L Nunes, A Ferriere, M Haissaguerre, A Tabarin
CONTEXT: The recent recommendations of the European Endocrine Society states that the performance of computed tomography (CT) to characterize 'true' adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) remains debatable. OBJECTIVE: To determine relevant thresholds for usual CT parameters for the diagnosis of benign tumors using robust reference standard among a large series of 'true' AIs recruited in an endocrinological setting. DESIGN: Retrospective study of 253 AIs in 233 consecutive patients explored in a single university hospital: 183 adenomas, 33 pheochromocytomas, 23 adrenocortical carcinomas, 5 other malignant tumors and 9 other benign tumors...
May 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436482/the-angiotensin-type-2-receptor-in-the-human-adrenocortical-zona-glomerulosa-and-in-aldosterone-producing-adenoma-low-expression-and-no-functional-role
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Paul-Emmanuel Vanderriele, Brasilina Caroccia, Teresa Maria Seccia, Maria Piazza, Livia Lenzini, Francesca Torresan, Maurizio Iacobone, Thomas Unger, Gian Paolo Rossi
The angiotensin II (Ang II) type 2 receptor (AT2R) and the angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) receptor (MasR) play a cardiovascular protective role by counter-regulating Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R)-mediated effects, but whether this involves blunting of adrenocortical hormone secretion is unknown. We investigated the presence of AT1R, AT2R, and MasR in aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA), a condition featuring hyperaldosteronism, and in APA-adjacent tissue. The effect of Compound 21 (C21), an AT2R agonist, on CYP11B1 (cortisol synthase) and CYP11B2 (aldosterone synthase) gene expression in NCI-H295R and HAC15 cell lines, and in APA and APA-adjacent tissue, was also assessed using the AT1R antagonist irbesartan to ascertain the specificity of C21 effect...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435068/common-module-analysis-reveals-prospective-targets-and-mechanisms-of-pediatric-adrenocortical-adenoma-and-carcinoma
#16
Anurag Kulshrestha, Shikha Suman
Pediatric adrenocortical carcinoma and adrenocortical adenoma are two rare diseases affecting children. Molecular analyses were performed to identify commonalities in gene expression between the diseases. Differentially expressed genes were identified for the pediatric adrenocortical adenoma and carcinoma tissues, as compared with normal tissues, using the expression dataset. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks were constructed for adenoma and carcinoma disease models, and common modules among the diseases were identified...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429354/-pathogenic-and-diagnostic-roles-of-micrornas-in-adrenocortical-tumours
#17
REVIEW
Zoltán Nagy, Ábel Decmann, Pál Perge, Péter Igaz
Adrenocortical tumours are quite prevalent. Most of these tumours are benign, hormonally inactive adrenocortical adenomas. Rare hormone-secreting adrenocortical adenomas are associated with severe clinical consequences, whereas the prognosis of the rare adrenocortical cancer is rather poor in its advanced stages. The pathogenesis of these tumours is only partly elucidated. MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNA molecules that are pivotal in the regulation of several basic cell biological processes via the posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression...
February 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426273/testosterone-and-cortisol-secreting-oncocytic-adrenocortical-adenoma-in-the-pediatric-age-group
#18
Maryam K Al Badi, Ibrahim Al-Alwan, Mohammed Al-Dubayee, Ayed Al-Anzi, Maram S Al Turki, Noura Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
Oncocytic tumors are epithelial neoplasms that occur in various organs, including adrenal glands. Oncocytic adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas are uncommon but well-known pathological entities in adults. However, generally oncocytic tumors, particularly in the adrenal glands, are very rare in the pediatric age-group. Most oncocytic adrenal tumors are not functional. We present a rare case of right-sided, functional oncocytic adrenocortical adenoma in a 5-year-old boy, who presented with clinical manifestations of precocious puberty and Cushing syndrome...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348428/evaluation-of-quantitative-parameters-for-distinguishing-pheochromocytoma-from-other-adrenal-tumors
#19
Youichi Ohno, Masakatsu Sone, Daisuke Taura, Toshinari Yamasaki, Katsutoshi Kojima, Kyoko Honda-Kohmo, Yorihide Fukuda, Koji Matsuo, Toshihito Fujii, Akihiro Yasoda, Osamu Ogawa, Nobuya Inagaki
Adrenal tumors are increasingly found incidentally during imaging examinations. It is important to distinguish pheochromocytomas from other adrenal tumors because of the risk of hypertensive crisis. Although catecholamines and their metabolites are generally used to diagnose pheochromocytoma, false-positive test results are common. An effective screening method to distinguish pheochromocytoma from adrenal incidentalomas is needed. We analyzed 297 consecutive patients with adrenal incidentalomas. Our findings included 162 non-functioning tumors, 47 aldosterone-producing adenomas, 26 metastases, 22 cases of subclinical Cushing's syndrome, 21 pheochromocytomas, 12 cases of Cushing's syndrome, and 7 adrenocortical cancers...
March 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332161/the-computed-tomography-adrenal-wash-out-analysis-properly-classifies-cortisol-secreting-adrenocortical-adenomas
#20
Anne-Laure Humbert, Guillaume Lecoanet, Sophie Moog, Fehd Bouderraoui, Laurent Bresler, Jean-Michel Vignaud, Elodie Chevalier, Laurent Brunaud, Marc Klein, Thomas Cuny
PURPOSE: Adrenocortical lesions are characterized through imaging, hormonal and histopathological analysis. Our aim was to compare the radiological features of adrenocortical lesions with their cortisol-secreting status and histopathological Weiss score. METHODS: Seventy five patients operated between 2004 and 2016 in the University Hospital of Nancy for either adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) or adrenocortical adenomas (ACA) were enrolled in this study. We collected cortisol parameters, Computed Tomography (CT) scans (unenhanced density, wash-out (WO) analysis) and 18 F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) datas...
March 2018: Endocrine
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