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Crooke's cells

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  • Crooke's granules

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Hyalinated, basophilic cells in the pituitary body found in Cushing’s syndrome, but also in exogenic administration of cortisol.

Description

Hyalinated, basophilic cells in the pituitary body found in Cushing’s syndrome, but also in exogenic administration of cortisol. They are pathogonomic for the so-called basophilic adenoma of the pituitary. Possibly degenerative secondary effects.

See also Cushing’s syndrome I, under Harvey Williams Cushing, American neurosurgeon, 1869-1939.

Bibliography

  • A. C. Crooke:
    A change in the basophile cells of the pituitary gland common to conditions which exhibit the syndrome attributed to basophile adenoma.
    Journal of Pathology, Chichester, 1935, 41: 339-349.

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