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Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.

Konatsu Miura, Hiroshi Sunahara , Yusuke Sakai.

Abstract
In humans, ectopic Cushing’s syndrome (ECS) is characterized by hypercortisolemia, which
is caused by small lung carcinoma, bronchial carcinoids, and pheochromocytoma. In dogs, only a few cases of ECS associated with pheochromocytoma has been reported to date. Herein, we describe a canine case of malignant pheochromocytoma that presumed to be the cause of ECS. An 11-year-old, castrated, male Toy Poodle with hypercortisolemia was diagnosed as adrenal tumor and treated with mitotane. Although repeated adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation tests revealed improvement of the dog’s condition by mitotane treatment, its condition started declining from 197 days post-diagnosis, and he died on day 280. The
necropsy revealed the adrenal tumor was pheochromocytoma, not adrenocortical tumor. However, because of no pathological change in pituitary gland and the other adrenal gland, the pheochromocytoma was presumed to be the cause of ECS. This is the first report that describe the effectiveness of mitotane against presumed ECS-related pheochromocytoma.

Key words: dog, ectopic Cushing’s syndrome, hypercortisolemia, pheochromocytoma.


 
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Miura K, HS, Sakai Y, . Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Vet J. 2022; 12(5): 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22


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Miura K, HS, Sakai Y, . Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Vet J. 2022; 12(5): 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura K, HS, Sakai Y, . Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Vet J. (2022), [cited November 28, 2022]; 12(5): 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura, K., , H. S., Sakai, Y. & (2022) Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Vet J, 12 (5), 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura, Konatsu, Hiroshi Sunahara, Yusuke Sakai, and . 2022. Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (5), 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura, Konatsu, Hiroshi Sunahara, Yusuke Sakai, and . "Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.." Open Veterinary Journal 12 (2022), 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura, Konatsu, Hiroshi Sunahara, Yusuke Sakai, and . "Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.." Open Veterinary Journal 12.5 (2022), 762-767. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22



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Miura, K., , H. S., Sakai, Y. & (2022) Effective treatment with mitotane for a canine case of Ectopic Cushing's syndrome-related pheochromocytoma.. Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (5), 762-767. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.22