Two Cases of. Cushing's Syndrome tumour and bilateral hyperplasia

  • HPJ Pretorius
  • WM Politzer


Two patients, one with Cushing's syndrome and one with Cushing's disease, are presented. In the first case the syndrome was caused by a tumour of the right suprarenal gland which was treated by unilateral adrenalectomy, and the second case was diagnosed as hyperplasia of the left suprarenal gland, eventually leading to removal of all cortical tissue. Subsequently the typical features of Nelson's syndrome developed.

S. Afr. Med. J. 48, 725 (1974).

Author Biographies

HPJ Pretorius
South Rand Hospital and J. G. Strydom Hospital, Johannesburg
WM Politzer
Department of Biochemistry and Endocrinology, School of Pathology, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135