Popped on over to Wikipedia to learn a bit more about Cushing’s Disease. This is what I found…
“Cushing’s disease is a cause of Cushing’s Syndrome characterised by increased secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the anterior pituitary. This is most often as a result of a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary adenomas are responsible for 70% of endogenous Cushing’s syndrome, that is, when excluding Cushing’s syndrome from exogenously administered corticosteroids, which is the major cause of Cushing’s syndrome.”
Ummm, huhwha? I guess its easier to stick with the basics here – there is a small benign tumor located on the pituitary gland, and its gotta go! So get to it, doc!
You may want to break out those magnifying eyegl**ZIT**es you won’t admit to needing, much less owning – the field of view for this surgery ain’t too big.
“Cushing’s Disease – Endonasal Tumor Removal” Uploaded to YouTube by BrainTumorCenter on Jun 13, 2011