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What are the consequences from a 7 month delayed treatment

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What are the consequences from a 7 month delayed treatment of a ACTH independent functional tumor producing cortisol when symptoms of cushing's syndrome are present (cortisol). Tumor's grown 50% in 7 months but is benign.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

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There usually would be no significant long term consequences of a 7 month delay in treatment of an ACTH independent tumor. The physiologic effect of the high levels of cortisol are typically reversible once treatment has been implemented. However, there can be some exceptions to this. For example, if there is a severe increase in blood pressure to a level that causes end-organ damage, such as to the kidney, the organ damage may persist even after the blood pressure improves with treatment.

What symptoms or manifestations of Cushing's syndrome are present?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

I have not heard back regarding what symptoms or manifestations of Cushing's syndrome are present.

In the vast majority of cases, there are no significant long-term consequences of a 7 month delay. If you can provide more details about how you are affected, I can provide more comment.

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