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


  • Jatinder Singh Department of Pediatrics, PIMS Medical College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Vaneeta Bhardwar Department of Pediatrics, PIMS Medical College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Daaman Mittal Department of Pediatrics, PIMS Medical College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India




Congenital hypothyroidism, Pituitary adenoma


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.


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