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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 142, Issue 1, pp 25–28 | Cite as

Pituitary abnormalities detected by high resolution computed tomography with thin slices in primary hypothyroidism and Turner syndrome

  • Y. Nishi
  • T. Sakano
  • S. Hyodo
  • H. Masuda
  • Y. Kitamura
  • H. Shindo
  • K. Sakoda
  • T. Uozumi
  • T. Usui
Original Investigations

Abstract

Pituitary hyperplasia, microadenoma or an empty sella was detected in three children with primary hypothyroidism and three with Turner syndrome with the use of high resolution contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) with thin slices. Hyperplasia or microadenoma of the pituitary gland frequently occurs secondary to primary hypothyroidism and gonadal dysgenesis, and recognition of these results may eliminate unnecessary surgery in favor of hormone replacement therapy. High resolution contrast-enhanced CT, especially coronal CT, with thin slices is very helpful in demonstrating these pituitary abnormalities.

Key words

Hypothyroidism Turner syndrome CT Pituitary abnormality 

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Nishi
    • 1
  • T. Sakano
    • 1
  • S. Hyodo
    • 1
  • H. Masuda
    • 1
  • Y. Kitamura
    • 1
  • H. Shindo
    • 1
  • K. Sakoda
    • 2
  • T. Uozumi
    • 2
  • T. Usui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsHiroshima University School of MedicineHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHiroshima University School of MedicineHiroshimaJapan

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