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Nelson syndrome

Pronunciation: nel'son

Definition: a syndrome of hyperpigmentation, third cranial nerve damage, and enlarging sella turcica caused by pituitary adenomas presumably present before adrenalectomy for Cushing syndrome but enlarging and symptomatic afterward.

Synonym(s): postadrenalectomy syndrome

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