"Nelson Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A syndrome characterized by HYPERPIGMENTATION, enlarging pituitary mass, visual defects secondary to compression of the OPTIC CHIASM, and elevated serum ACTH. It is caused by the expansion of an underlying ACTH-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA that grows in the absence of feedback inhibition by adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS, usually after ADRENALECTOMY.
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Aronin N, Krieger DT. Sustained remission of Nelson's syndrome after stopping cyproheptadine treatment. N Engl J Med. 1980 Feb 21; 302(8):453-5.