Cushing’s disease: Pituitary surgery versus adrenalectomy

Omayma El-Shafie*, Fatma B. Abid, Nayal Al-Kindy, Dilip Sankhla, Nicholas J. Woodhouse

*Corresponding author for this work

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We describe two patients of the Department of Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, with Cushing’s disease. Their magnetic resonance imaging scans of the pituitary were negative. One patient was treated by transsphenoidal surgery and the other by bilateral endoscopic adrenalectomy. Both procedures were successful and the patients cured. The advantages and disadvantages of these two approaches are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Case report
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Oman
  • Pituitary
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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