Hypopituitarism in Children Causes, Symptoms, Treatment …

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Hypopituitarism in Children (cont.) Hypopituitarism Treatment

Treatment primarily involves hormone replacement therapy.

Drugs used to treat hypopituitarism replace the deficient hormone.

Surgery may be performed if a tumor is present within or near the pituitary gland, depending on the type and location of the tumor, and depending on the symptoms being experienced.

The doctor or health care practitioner may schedule routine checkups every three months to monitor growth and development.

Frequent checkups for children on growth hormone replacement therapy may be scheduled to monitor progress and side effects.

A doctor who specializes in studying hormones (a pediatric endocrinologist) should supervise the treatment of children with hypopituitarism.

With appropriate treatment, the prognosis is very good.

The Magic Foundation

The Hormone Foundation

John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism


"Causes and clinical manifestations of central adrenal insufficiency in children" UpToDate.com

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/24/2015

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