Pearls from Dr. Salila Kurra

Panhypopituitarism with Adrenal Crisis and Central Diabetes Insipidus


  • Pituitary Apoplexy (Hemorrhage) - mostly affects anterior pituitary/hormones

    Posted 06/14/16 10:32:50 AM by Ying Liu

  • Treatment for Pan-Hypopituitarism and Adrenal Crisis

    Posted 06/14/16 10:42:28 AM by Ying Liu

  • Central Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

    Posted 06/14/16 10:55:24 AM by Ying Liu

  • For further reading...

    NEJM Hypopituitary Review 
    Diabetes Insipidus Review

    Posted 06/14/16 10:58:22 AM by Ying Liu

  • 77 y/o presenting with abdominal pain - found to have functioning adrenal adenoma


  • Adrenal Incidentaloma:

    Posted 10/10/16 11:45:56 AM by Adam Faye

  • Adrenal Mass - Must rule our Pheochromocytoma

    Posted 10/10/16 11:57:25 AM by Adam Faye

  • HyperAldo:

    Posted 10/10/16 12:01:52 PM by Adam Faye

  • **Do NOT biopsy Adrenal Carcinoma, as it can seed other sites***

    Posted 10/10/16 01:33:12 PM by Adam Faye

  • 25% of one adrenal gland is all that is needed for normal functioning.

    Posted 10/10/16 01:37:02 PM by Adam Faye

  • Primary Aldosteronism Management

    Posted 10/10/16 02:33:53 PM by Adam Faye

  • 46 yo woman with month long history of episodic chest pain, palpitations, and syncopal episodes found to have pheochromocytoma


  • Phun Pheo Phacts

    Posted 12/20/16 09:50:15 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Of the secondary causes of hypertension:

    Posted 12/20/16 09:53:16 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Adrenal masses 

    Posted 12/20/16 10:05:09 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Pheochromocytoma Management

    Posted 12/20/16 10:13:46 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Pheochromocytoma Rule of 10s

    Posted 12/20/16 10:15:59 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Older man w/ multiple medical problems, p/w pre-syncope, found to have severe hypothyroidism c/b pericardial effusion


  •  Pericardial effusion: reported in 30% to 80% of subjects with hypothyroidism 

    Posted 03/02/17 09:13:20 AM by Matthew Cummings

  • Severe hypothyroidism and risk of adrenal insufficiency

    Posted 03/02/17 09:19:30 AM by Matthew Cummings

  • For further reading...

    Thyroid disease and the heart (Circulation 2007)
    Pericardial effusion in primary hypothyroidism (Am J Heart 1990)

    Posted 03/02/17 09:22:20 AM by Matthew Cummings

  • 59YOF p/w SOB -->tamponade in setting of ?myxedema coma


    76yo woman with multiple prior abdominal surgeries p/w abdominal pain found to have large adrenal mass


    80 yo F presented with lower extremity weakness, found to have hypercalcemia due to DLBCL


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