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Abstract #4623

Pituitary stalk compression by dorsum sellae and growth disorders.

Toshiaki Taoka 1 , Toshiaki Akashi 1 , Masahiko Sakamoto 1 , Toshiteru Miyasaka 1 , Tomoko Ochi 1 , Saeka Hori 1 , Takeshi Wada 1 , and Kimihiko Kichikawa 1

1 Radiology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between pituitary stalk compression by dorsum sellae and clinical findings in short stature children. We evaluated degree of compression findings of pituitary stalk by dorsum sellae. The pituitary stalk compression with stalk deformity by dorsum sellae has significant correlation with late childhood onset short stature. This finding suggests that compression of pituitary portal system by dorsum sellae could be a possible cause for late childhood onset short stature with growth hormone deficiency.

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