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Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2008;23(3):193-198.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2008.23.3.193    Published online June 1, 2008.
A Case of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Association with Panhypopituitarism after Treatment of Craniopharyngioma.
Jin Ook Chung, Se In Hong, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea.
Abstract
Craniopharyngioma accounts for 2~5% of all primary intracranial neoplasms. It may present with a variety of manifestations including neurological, visual, and/or hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. Treatment options include radical surgery or radiotherapy, or a combination of these modalities. Craniopharyngioma ablation results in anterior and/or posterior pituitary hormone deficits. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), in which the femoral head slips downward and backward on the femoral neck at the epiphyseal plate, most commonly occurs during the rapid growth phase of puberty. Its actual cause is unknown, but the clinical association between SCFE and endocrine disorders is well known. We report a case of an adult male patient who developed SCFE in association with panhypopituitarism after treatment of a craniopharyngioma.
Key Words: craniopharyngioma, hypopituitarism, SCFE
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