One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A syndrome characterized by the presence of an enlarging pituitary tumour, associated with elevated ACTH levels and hyperpigmentation, in a patient who has previously undergone bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome.
1970s; earliest use found in Progress in Atomic Medicine. From the name of Don H. Nelson, U.S. physician, who described the syndrome in 1960 ( Ann. Internal Med 52 560).
Nelson's syndrome/ˈnɛlsnz ˌsɪndrəʊm/
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