Familial syndrome with panhypopituitarism, hypoplasia of the hypophysis, and poorly developed sella turcica.

@article{Sipponen1978FamilialSW,
  title={Familial syndrome with panhypopituitarism, hypoplasia of the hypophysis, and poorly developed sella turcica.},
  author={Pentti Ilmari Sipponen and Seppo Simil{\"a} and Yrj{\"o} U. Collan and T. Autere and Riitta Herva},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1978},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={664-7}
}
Two sisters who died at the age of 2.5 years and 5 weeks are described. Both showed signs of panhypopituitarism. At necropsy, no hypophysis could be found in the first child and a rudimentary and partly ectopic hypophysis was found in the other. Both children had a flat, poorly developed sella turcica, and the sellar anomaly could be seen in skull x-rays. These patients represent a hereditary syndrome characterised by neonatal panhypopituitarism, hypoplasia of the pituitary gland, and flat… CONTINUE READING
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