Changes in height, weight, and body mass index in children with craniopharyngioma after three years of growth hormone therapy: analysis of KIGS (Pfizer International Growth Database).

Abstract

Extreme degrees of obesity may occur in association with hypothalamic tumors, usually after surgical intervention. This phenomenon has been reported to occur in as many as 25-75% of children undergoing extensive surgical extirpation of craniopharyngiomas (Cranio). Because less is known about the auxology of children with Cranio with milder alterations in… (More)

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