Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency, Empty Sella and Ectopic Neurohypophysis in Turner Syndrome.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND:Multiple pituitary hormone deficiency and Turner syndrome have overlapping features in peripubertal girls and is a diagnostic challenge. CASE CHARACTERISTICS:16-year-old girl having Turner phenotype undergoing evaluation for severe short stature and pubertal arrest. OBSERVATION:45,X karyotype, and multiple pituitary hormone deficiency with empty sella. INTERVENTION:Levothyroxine, growth hormone and ethinyl-estradiol replacement resulted in 11 cm height gain with attainment of puberty over 2 years. MESSAGE:Patients of Turner syndrome with height <3rd percentile (Turner specific charts) warrant additional pathology evaluation.

journal_name

Indian Pediatr

journal_title

Indian pediatrics

authors

Dutta D,Selvan C,Mukhopadhyay S

doi

10.1007/s13312-015-0721-z

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-09-01 00:00:00

pages

803-4

issue

9

eissn

0019-6061

issn

0974-7559

journal_volume

52

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