DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20173809

Hypothyroidism presenting with development delay, failure to thrive, and pituitary adenoma

Jatinder Singh, Vaneeta Bhardwar, Daaman Mittal

Abstract


Pituitary enlargement secondary to primary hypothyroidism (PH) is a known but uncommon occurrence, and is also difficult to distinguish on CT and MRI from primary pituitary tumors. Following adequate hormone replacement with L-thyroxine, both symptoms and pituitary hyperplasia are reported to regress within a few months. It is important to recognize this condition so as to avoid unnecessary surgery.


Keywords


Congenital hypothyroidism, Pituitary adenoma

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