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In Sapporo, Japan, a neonatal screening program for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) has employed measurement of free thyroxine (T4) and TSH in the same filter-paper blood spot. This system has enabled us to identify primary CH and central CH during the neonatal period. The aim of this study was to clarify the prevalence and clinical characteristics of… (More)
We report the case of an 8-year-old girl with Gradenigo's syndrome. Involvement of the petrous portion of the left temporal bone was demonstrated by CT and an inflammatory lesion of the left petrous apex was clearly shown by MRI, which is useful in diagnosis and management of apical petrositis.
We report the cases of two Japanese children with cystic pituitary enlargement on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) causing central diabetes insipidus (DI). In the first patient, endocrinological examination demonstrated slightly impaired growth hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone secretions, but normal responses of other anterior pituitary hormones. The… (More)