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Submitted: 07 December 2015 Modified: 07 December 2015
HERDIN Record #: R04A-DLSHSI-15120702450032

Tan Without the Sun: A Case of Nelson's Syndrome.

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Nelson's syndrome (NS) is a rare complication following bilateral adrenalectomy.1 We report a case of NS in a 53-year oldfemale with headache and generalized hyperpigmentation. She had bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome (CS) secondary to adrenal hyperplasia 22 years ago. Early routine surveillance and extensive patient discussion regarding the lifelong impact of NS is imperative.

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Nelson's syndrome (NS) is a rare complication following bilateral adrenalectomy.1 We report a case of NS in a 53-year oldfemale with headache and generalized hyperpigmentation. She had bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome (CS) secondary to adrenal hyperplasia 22 years ago. Early routine surveillance and extensive patient discussion regarding the lifelong impact of NS is imperative.

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