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
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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