Hypopituitarism | Boston Children’s Hospital

Posted: March 4, 2016 at 1:49 am

Over the past two decades or so, we've learned a lot about how the pituitary gland develops. Today, that ever-evolving knowledge helps us better serve our patients and their families.

Laurie Cohen, MD, director, Neuroendocrinology Program

You may have never heard of hypopituitarism until your child was diagnosed with it. Hypopituitarism occurs when the anterior (front) lobe of the pituitary gland loses its ability to make hormones. The resulting symptoms depend on which hormones are no longer being produced by the gland.

The good news is that treating the underlying condition thats causing your childs hypopituitarism often leads to a full recovery.

How Childrens Hospital Boston approaches hypopituitarism

At Childrens, you can rest assured knowing that your child will be cared for by knowledgeable physicians whove devoted their careers to understanding this condition. We treat children with hypopituitarism in our General Endocrinology Programa multidisciplinary program dedicated to the treatment of children with a wide range of endocrinological disorders. For these children, our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and other caregivers offer hope for a healthier future.

Ranked #1 in Endocrinology In 2015, Boston Children's Hospital was ranked #1 in Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

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