Nelson’s syndrome (NS), or corticotroph tumour progression (CTP) after bilateral adrenalectomy (BADX) for Cushing’s disease, can be a challenging condition to manage. This editorial explores the recent expert consensus recommendations (Reincke et al. Eur J Endocrinol. 2021; 184(3):P1–P16) which encompass surveillance criteria, surgical approaches, and use of radiation therapy, as well as a change in terminology.
This editorial looks at highly important yet non-routine aspects of Cushing’s syndrome and encourages readers to consider elements of the disease where literature is scarce. Topics include once-in-a-lifetime events necessitating hospitalization – sometimes before diagnosis is made – and practical advice on the use of steroidogenesis inhibitors. The editorial also highlights recent research on the effect of Cushing’s syndrome on pregnancy outcomes.
A website on Cushing’s syndrome? Why would I be interested in a website like that?
The Editorial Board Members describe the importance of a website dedicated to Cushing’s syndrome and the reasons they signed up for the project