hrp0082p3-d1-904 | Pituitary | ESPE2014
, Seminara Salvatore
, Anzilotti Giulia
Background: Diencephalic syndrome (DS), diencephalic cachexia or Russell syndrome, is a rare, rapidly fatal condition, usually occurring during the first year of life, as a result of a hypothalamic dysfunction due to hypothalamic/chiasmatic tumors. Clinical features of DS are weight loss leading to cachexia despite a normal caloric intake and growth rate, hyperalertness, hyperkinesis, and euphoria. Treatment is related to treatment of the hypothalamic lesion. The role of cytok...