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A rare case of pituitary infarction leading to spontaneous tumour resolution and CSF-sella syndrome in an 11-year-old girl and a review of the paediatric literature.
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PMID:  24859515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Pituitary infarction or apoplexy with spontaneous cure of the underlying pituitary adenoma is rare. In the paediatric population, we found only a few reported cases. We report a rare case of pituitary infarction progressing to CSF-sella syndrome (or empty sella) in an 11-year-old girl. She presented with sudden onset vomiting, moderate headaches, lethargy, weight loss, and tall stature above her mid-parental height. She did not have any severe symptoms of apoplexy. Her clinical and radiological findings suggested infarction of a pituitary lesion, such as a pituitary adenoma or infarction of a cystic lesion, such as a Rathke's cleft cyst. In this report, we discuss her case of probable infarction of a growth hormone secreting adenoma with a phase of accelerated growth ending up with total anterior pituitary insufficiency. The differential diagnosis and review of the rare cases of paediatric pituitary infarction in the literature will be discussed.
Vicki E Maltby; Patricia A Crock; Dieter K Lüdecke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2191-0251     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9508900     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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