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59th Annual ESPE (ESPE 2021 Online)

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22 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

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The 59th ESPE Annual Meeting will now be held online in September 2021.

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Diagnosis and management of a child with pituitary adenoma

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Diagnosis and management of a child with pituitary adenoma

Skovsager Andersen Marianne ,

A prolactinoma is the most common pituitary adenoma, but a pituitary adenoma is rarely diagnosed in children. Corticotropinomas and somatotropinomas are observed, whereas clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas, TSH-adenomas and gonadotroph adenomas are very rare in children; a minor percentage of pituitary tumours are aggressive. Genetic cause and syndromic disease are more often seen in children and adolescents with a pituitary adenoma compared to adults, and it is nec...