Adrenal insufficiency and stage D carcinoma of the prostate

B. C. Mirtsching, D. A. Freeman

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Abstract

A patient with stage D prostatic cancer but in reasonably good general health was discovered to have adrenal failure and tumor destruction of the adrenal glands. Because prostatic cancer is common and compatible with prolonged survival, we surveyed other patients with stage D prostatic cancer. On initial screening with the cosyntropin test, we found that 5 of 14 patients failed to respond with an increase in serum cortisol of 10 μg/dL, suggesting an adrenal failure incidence of 36%. Retesting, however, indicated that probably all of these were false-positive results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume85
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

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Adrenal Insufficiency
Prostate
Prostatic Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Cosyntropin
Adrenal Glands
Hydrocortisone
Survival
Incidence
Health
Serum
Neoplasms

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Mirtsching, B. C., & Freeman, D. A. (1992). Adrenal insufficiency and stage D carcinoma of the prostate. Southern Medical Journal, 85(2), 196-197.

Adrenal insufficiency and stage D carcinoma of the prostate. / Mirtsching, B. C.; Freeman, D. A.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 85, No. 2, 1992, p. 196-197.

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Mirtsching, BC & Freeman, DA 1992, 'Adrenal insufficiency and stage D carcinoma of the prostate', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 196-197.
Mirtsching, B. C. ; Freeman, D. A. / Adrenal insufficiency and stage D carcinoma of the prostate. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1992 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 196-197.
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