Conn’s Syndrome

Introduction Conn’s syndrome is primary hyperaldosteronism – an excess of aldosterone. As opposed to Cushing’s Syndrome – which is an excess of glucocorticoids, and as opposed to Addison’s disease which is a lack of...

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Introduction The term Cushing’s syndrome is used to describe state of excess free circulating glucocorticoid (cortisol). Florid disease is easy to spot, but subtle cases can be more difficult. The nature of glucocorticoid levels...

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Phaeochromocytoma

Introduction Phaeochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumour of the medulla of the adrenal glands. It secretes large quantities of  the catecholamines noradrenaline, and to a lesser extent, adrenaline.   Epidemiology Rule of 10: 10% familial,...

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