Buffalo Hump

Buffalo Hump

Picture of a buffalo hump associated with Cushing's syndrome

A buffalo hump, which is extra fat around the neck and upper part of the back, is a symptom of Cushing's syndrome.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Last RevisedJanuary 10, 2012

Last Revised: January 10, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology

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