Ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion is a rare cause of Cushing syndrome in paediatric age, due to tumours arising from different tissues. To date, only 11 reports of ACTH-secreting pancreatic tumours in children and adolescents exist in the literature. We present a paediatric case of Cushing syndrome caused by ectopic ACTH secretion. This was caused by a large acinar cell carcinoma that developed in the pancreas of a 3-year-old girl.

Cushing syndrome due to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion in a3-year-old child.

BRUNATI, ANDREA;SALIZZONI, Mauro;TERZOLO, Massimo;REIMONDO, Giuseppe Matteo;PAPOTTI, Mauro Giulio;
2011

Abstract

Ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion is a rare cause of Cushing syndrome in paediatric age, due to tumours arising from different tissues. To date, only 11 reports of ACTH-secreting pancreatic tumours in children and adolescents exist in the literature. We present a paediatric case of Cushing syndrome caused by ectopic ACTH secretion. This was caused by a large acinar cell carcinoma that developed in the pancreas of a 3-year-old girl.
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Matarazzo P; Tuli G; Tessaris D; Verna F; Rabbone I; Lezo A; Brunati A; Salizzoni M; Carbonaro G; Terzolo M; Reimondo G; Papotti M; Lala R.
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