Nelson syndrome

[ nĕlsən ]


A syndrome characterized by hyperpigmentation of the skin and enlargement of the sella turcica and caused by the development of a pituitary tumor following adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome.postadrenalectomy syndrome

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