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Case Report A Case of Normal Full Term Delivery after Afrenalectomy for Cushing's Syndrome in a Pregnant Patient.
Sung Sik Yang, Yong Seong Kim, Yong Bum Cho, Young Wan Kim, Seong Bin Hong, Yeo Joo Kim, Mi Rim Kim, Moon Suk Nam, Sei Joong Kim, Suk Hwan Shin, Byoung Ick Lee
Endocrinology and Metabolism 1999;14(3):562-567

Published online: January 1, 2001
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1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Inchon, Korea.
2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Inchon, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Inchon, Korea.

We experienced a case of Cushings syndrome due to adrenal adenoma associated with pregnancy 23th week in a 26 year old female patient. On physical findings, hypertension, moon face, hirsutism, abdominal striae and buffalo hump were noticed. Laboratory findings showed increased serum cortisol, increased 24 hours-urinary cortisol, and decreased plasma ACTH. Abdominal MRI demonstrated 4 cm sized in long diameter, well marginated, and ovoid-shape right adrenal mass. Unilateral total adrenalectomy was performed at the 23th week of pregnancy and the mass it was confirmed to benign adrenal adenoma. Steroid replacement therapy was continued with 7.5 mg prednisolone during remaining pregnancy. At the 38th week of pregnancy, labor was developed and she delivered healthy female weighing 2.5 kg through normal vaginal delivery without complication. Pregnancy rarely occurs in patients with Cushings syndrome. We think she was the first case in Korea who had normal 38th week transvaginal delivery after adrenalectomy in adrenal Cushings syndrome during pregnancy.

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