To the Editor: 'The paper by Chrousos et al. on corlicolropinreleasing factor as an aid in the diagnosis of Cushing's disease (March 8 issue)1 fails to take into consideration the fact that the pituitary tumors responsible for Cushing's disease are not homogeneous. As shown by Lamberts et al., a major proportion of these tumors are rich in neural tissue and behave differently in response to provocative and inhibitory stimuli than do antcrior-lobc tumors.2 Such ACTH-sccreting ncurointermcdiate-lobc tumors are relatively refractory to glucocorticoid suppression but are suppressed by the dopamine agonist bromocriptine. We and others have found that possible neurointermediate-lobc tumors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||New England Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Aug 16 1984|
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