Avascular necrosis of femoral heads post-adrenal surgery for Cushing's syndrome: a rare presentation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205731
Title:
Avascular necrosis of femoral heads post-adrenal surgery for Cushing's syndrome: a rare presentation.
Affiliation:
Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland,, modelian@gmail.com.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 May 12.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205731
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0717-1
PubMed ID:
21562733
Abstract:
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a well-recognized complication of patients on high-dose steroids for a long time. Exogenous hypercortisolism is a well known cause of AVN and a number of cases have been reported. Cushing's syndrome describes hypercortisolism of any cause endogenous or exogenous. A variety of traumatic and non-traumatic factors contribute to the aetiology of AVN although exogenous glucocorticoids administration and alcoholism are among the most common non-traumatic causes. AVN secondary to endogenous hypercortisolism is rare and very few case reports are available describing this complication. No literature is available on AVN presenting post-adrenal surgery. Here we present a young woman who presented with avascular necrosis of both hips 1 year after adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome.
Language:
ENG
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:31:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:31:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:31:09Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 May 12.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21562733en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0717-1en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205731-
dc.description.abstractAvascular necrosis (AVN) is a well-recognized complication of patients on high-dose steroids for a long time. Exogenous hypercortisolism is a well known cause of AVN and a number of cases have been reported. Cushing's syndrome describes hypercortisolism of any cause endogenous or exogenous. A variety of traumatic and non-traumatic factors contribute to the aetiology of AVN although exogenous glucocorticoids administration and alcoholism are among the most common non-traumatic causes. AVN secondary to endogenous hypercortisolism is rare and very few case reports are available describing this complication. No literature is available on AVN presenting post-adrenal surgery. Here we present a young woman who presented with avascular necrosis of both hips 1 year after adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome.en_GB
dc.language.isoENGen_GB
dc.titleAvascular necrosis of femoral heads post-adrenal surgery for Cushing's syndrome: a rare presentation.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLetterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland,, modelian@gmail.com.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceUlster-

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