Though Cushing’s syndrome is a well-known clinical problem in terms of side effects of steroid therapy, endogenous Cushing’s syndrome is a relatively rare diagnosis. We treated a 27-year-old patient who presented with severe hypertension and massive osteoporosis. We could diagnose a central Cushing syndrome by endocrinological function tests which, in retrospect, existed undiagnosed for more than 5 years. However, magnetic resonance imaging did not display an adenoma neither of the hypophysis nor of the adrenal glands. During explorative surgery, a cylindric microadenoma of the pituary gland was found and excised. After surgery, the blood pressure returned to normal, making further antihypertensive treatment unnecessary.