Pituitary adenoma causing visual disturbances in a 6-year-old girl

Thomas Adam Oliver, Mary Ellen Hoehn, Frederick Boop, David W. Ellison

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Abstract

Pituitary adenomas rarely occur in young children, typically present with systemic symptoms, and rarely undergo malignant transformation. We report a 4-year-old girl who presented with visual disturbances initially diagnosed and treated as amblyopia. She subsequently developed headaches and a gait disturbance and was discovered to have a large, suprasellar, nonsecreting pituitary adenoma. The tumor was resected, but 22 months later she developed recurrence with malignant transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Pituitary adenoma causing visual disturbances in a 6-year-old girl. / Oliver, Thomas Adam; Hoehn, Mary Ellen; Boop, Frederick; Ellison, David W.

In: Journal of AAPOS, Vol. 15, No. 5, 01.10.2011, p. 495-498.

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Oliver, Thomas Adam ; Hoehn, Mary Ellen ; Boop, Frederick ; Ellison, David W. / Pituitary adenoma causing visual disturbances in a 6-year-old girl. In: Journal of AAPOS. 2011 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 495-498.
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