Pituitary microadenomas in children

Concezio Di Rocco, Giulio Maira, Patrizia Borrelli

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The successful transsphenoidal removal of pituitary microadenomas in 15 children is reported. In 2 of them precocious puberty was the presenting sign; in the remaining cases growth failure was the most prominent clinical feature, associated with pubertal failure in older children. A normalization in clinical and endocrinological status was obtained through surgery in all but 1 patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-178
Number of pages14
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1982


  • Growth failure
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Transsphenoidal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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