Cushing's syndrome caused by ectopic secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is often a serious disease and a diagnostic dilemma. In the reported patient, the source of ACTH proved to he a benign pulmonary carcinoid tumor. The patient describes his trying experiences through the six months from initial diagnosis to definitive therapy.
Armstrong, Andrew and Fachnie, J. David
"The Phenomenology of Cushing's Syndrome: One Patient's Account,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 39
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/hfhmedjournal/vol39/iss1/2