Cushing's Disease with Cognitive Impairment Manifesting Post-Resection: A Case Report

Authors

  • Hala H. Mosli King Abdulaziz University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.21-2.7

Keywords:

Cushing's disease; Glucocorticoids; Cognitive impairment.

Abstract

In 2007, a 61-year old woman presented with clinical features of Cushing's Disease Syndrome. She underwent a diagnostic workup and was diagnosed with adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing pituitary adenoma, which was subsequently removed. Following surgery, the patient showed little recovery from her presenting neurocognitive symptoms, raising the question as to the effect of long-term steroids on cognition, mood and behavior, and the potential for reversal of these effects.

 

Author Biography

Hala H. Mosli, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Internal Medicine

Published

2014-04-01

How to Cite

Mosli, H. H. (2014). Cushing’s Disease with Cognitive Impairment Manifesting Post-Resection: A Case Report. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 21(2), 105-113. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.21-2.7

Issue

Section

Case Reports