Reversible Suprasellar Pituitary Mass Secondary to Hypothyroidism

Joycelyn A. Atchison, Peter A. Lee, A. Leland Albright

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Sellar enlargement and suprasellar extension of a pituitary mass, demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomographic scanning in three children with primary hypothyroidism, resolved after treatment with levothyroxine sodium. This condition, a logical consequence of the pathogenesis of primary hypothyroidism, must be considered in patients with pituitary and suprasellar masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3175-3177
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number22
StatePublished - Dec 8 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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