Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome is the result of a functional adrenal adenoma that secretes the hormone cortisol. Patients with Cushing’s syndrome are usually symptomatic and can present with a wide range of symptoms including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, hirsutism (male-type hair growth in women) and many other effects of the high levels of glucocorticoid hormones. For more information on Cushing’s syndrome and robotic surgical treatments for this disease see Adrenal Tumors and Robotic Adrenalectomy.