Primary hypothyroidism in a 12-year-old girl with a suprasellar pituitary mass: Rapid regression after thyroid replacement therapy. Case report

William W. Ashley, Jeffrey G. Ojemann, Sung Park Tae, Franz J. Wippold

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Abstract

The authors report on a 12-year-old girl with a suprasellar mass and primary hypothyroidism in whom the lesion promptly regressed following initiation of thyroid replacement therapy. Based on this experience, it is suggested that secondary pituitary hyperplasia be included in the differential diagnostic considerations of a suprasellar lesion in a child and that resolution of the hyperplasia may occur in a matter of weeks rather than months as previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume102 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
StatePublished - May 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Pituitary hyperplasia

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