Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 2021 Feb 6:101489. Epub 2021 Feb 6.
USC Pituitary Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, 1300 N. State Street, Suite 3300, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA; Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, 1333 San Pablo Street, BMT-B11, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA. Electronic address:
Surgical failure or recurrence of Cushing's disease can be treated with medical therapy, radiotherapy, adrenalectomy, and/or repeat transsphenoidal surgery, all of which have their respective benefits and drawbacks. Redo transsphenoidal surgery has been shown to achieve at least short-term remission in about 40-80% of patients and is associated with low rates of morbidity and near-zero mortality, albeit higher rates of postoperative hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus, and cerebrospinal fluid leak than initial resection. Despite this, recurrence may ensue in 50% of patients. Read More