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2021 Mar-Apr

AACE Clin Case Rep



Nelson Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review.


Esparza-Salazar FJ, Hernández-González JA, Lezama-Toledo AR, Incontri-Abraham D, Corral A, Armenta-Moreno JI, Vargas-Abonce VP, Cuevas-Ramos D, Gómez-Pérez FJ, Gómez-Sámano MA
AACE Clin Case Rep. 2021 Mar-Apr; 7(2):141-144.
PMID: 34095473.


Nelson syndrome (NS) is a rare clinical disorder that can occur after total bilateral adrenalectomy (TBA), performed as a treatment for Cushing disease. NS is defined as the accelerated growth of an adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing pituitary adenoma. Our objective is to describe a case of NS and discuss it based on existing knowledge of this syndrome.