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Disease Nelson Syndrome

Name Nelson Syndrome
Definition A syndrome characterized by HYPERPIGMENTATION, enlarging pituitary mass, visual defects secondary to compression of the OPTIC CHIASM, and elevated serum ACTH. It is caused by the expansion of an underlying ACTH-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA that grows in the absence of feedback inhibition by adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS, usually after ADRENALECTOMY.
Categories Cancer | Endocrine system disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D009347
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Site Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Endocrine Gland Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nelson Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nelson Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Endocrine Gland Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nelson Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
4. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nelson Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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