Functional adrenal adenoma in a pregnant woman with a 32 week gestation scheduled for cesarean section

  • Marta Inés Berrío Valencia Anesthesiologist at IPS Universitaria sede Clínica León Xlll, Medellín, Colombia
  • Carolina Vallejo Yepes Vallejo Yepes Anesthesiologist at IPS Universitaria sede Clínica León Xlll and Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Cushing syndrome, Pregnancy, Anesthesia, Cesarean section

Abstract

The coexistence of Cushing syndrome and pregnancy is rare. Diagnosis is difficult because pregnancy can be accounted for signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism. Ideally, the treatment is surgical, though it implies a significant rise in morbidity and mortality for both the mother and the fetus. This is due to the increased number of complications such as hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, abortion and preterm delivery. We present the case of a primiparous patient with a 32 week gestation and Cushing syndrome secondary to a functional adrenal adenoma who's been scheduled for a caesarean section.

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Berrío Valencia MI, Vallejo Yepes CVY. Functional adrenal adenoma in a pregnant woman with a 32 week gestation scheduled for cesarean section. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];40(3):231-4. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/418

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2012-07-01
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Berrío Valencia MI, Vallejo Yepes CVY. Functional adrenal adenoma in a pregnant woman with a 32 week gestation scheduled for cesarean section. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];40(3):231-4. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/418
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