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The Buffalo Hump of Cushing Syndrome

      Abstract

      One of the striking features of Cushing syndrome is the “buffalo hump” which describes the dramatic accumulation of fat in the dorsocervical region of the body. This contribution tells the story behind this notable medical eponym.

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