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Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology 2021

1. Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology


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1.12. Pituitary incidentalomas in paediatric population: Incidence and characteristics

M Shareef , MP Nasrallah , N AlArab , LA Atweh , C Zadeh , R Hourani

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2021 Feb;94(2):269–276. doi: 10.1111/cen.14353. PMID: 33098093.Every clinician encounters sometimes tricky incidentalomas, i.e., non-symptom-related imaging findings that are a consequence of increased availability and resolution of radiologic imaging.This study evaluated pediatric pituitary incidentalomas (PIs). Pituitary microadenomas...

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1.13. Anterior pituitary function in Rathke's cleft cysts versus nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas

M Fujii , A Nakagawa , O Tachibana , H Iizuka , D Koya

Endocr J. 2021 Apr 3. doi: 10.1507/endocrj.EJ21-0050. PMID: 33814485.Mizue Fujii and colleagues retrospectively evaluated the pituitary function in 67 and 111 adult patients with Rathke’s cleft cyst (RCC) and non-functioning pituitary adenoma (NFA), respectively. The study population represented consecutive patients encountered in their institute. They found that RCCs were smaller t...

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1.14. Pituitary germinomas: a multi-institutional study analyzing patient demographics and management patterns

AD Bhimani , NM Barrington , TM Aguilar , GD Arnone , AI Mehta

Pituitary. 2020 Aug;23(4):381-388. doi: 10.1007/s11102-020-01042-2. PMID: 32388804.Bhimani and colleagues analysed the National Cancer Institute’s register data of pediatric and adult patients to describe patient demographics and management of intracranial germinomas, reporting the largest case series (n=92) to date.In their cohort, pediatric patient...

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1.15. Clinical outcomes and complications of pituitary blastoma

APY Liu , MM Kelsey , N Sabbaghian , SH Park , CL Deal , AJ Esbenshade , O Ploner , A Peet , H Traunecker , YHE Ahmed , M Zacharin , A Tiulpakov , AM Lapshina , AW Walter , P Dutta , A Rai , M Korbonits , L de Kock , KE Nichols , WD Foulkes , JR Priest

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 23;106(2):351–363. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa857. PMID: 33236116.Here, the authors report the long−term outcomes of all 17 known, well−investigated cases of pituitary blastoma. The median age at diagnosis was 11 months, and the most frequent presentations were Cushing syndrome (n=10), cranial nerve palsies including ophthalmoplegia (...