A Rare Form of Cushing’s Syndrome in a 10 Year Old Child

  • N Regmi
  • S Al-Nahian

Abstract

Adrenocortical carcinoma as a cause of Cushing’s syndrome in a child is a rare occurrence. Functioning adrenal carcinomas are detected usually when they are small while non-functioning tumors are incidentally detected when they grow to a large size. Here we report a case of Cushing’s syndrome due to large functioning adrenal carcinoma(>12 cm in size) in a 10 year old female child who presented with clinical features of Cushing’s syndrome along with virilisation. A combination of biochemical laboratory reports along with radiological investigations followed by histopathology helped us to arrive at a proper diagnosis. The tumor was ressected and the patient showed clinical signs of improvement. However, the surgical margin showed invasion by the tumor making a likely possibility of recurrence in the near future.

Keywords: Adrenocortical carcinoma; Computed Tomography Scan of abdomen; Cushing’s syndrome; recurrent disease; total resection.
Published
2014-02-07
How to Cite
REGMI, N; AL-NAHIAN, S. A Rare Form of Cushing’s Syndrome in a 10 Year Old Child. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], feb. 2014. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/409>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v0i0.409.