Clinical and therapeutic properties of Cushing's disease in childhood

Cirak B., Palaoglu S., Akalan N.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, vol.31, no.1, pp.12-15, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000028825
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-15


Cushing's disease (CD) in adolescence and childhood is a rare pathology and has some different clinical and therapeutic characteristics than in adults. We report 3 cases treated surgically, with the diagnosis of CD, Their common complaints were short stature and obesity. Endocrinological investigations and radiological evaluation pointed out the diagnosis of CD for all children. They were operated on by the transsphenoidal route, and adenoma resection was performed. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examination of the tissue specimens confirmed the diagnosis of CD, Long-term follow-up demonstrated weight loss and increase in height.