Features of the metabolic syndrome after childhood craniopharyngioma.

  title={Features of the metabolic syndrome after childhood craniopharyngioma.},
  author={Shubha Srinivasan and Graham David Ogle and Sarah P Garnett and Julie N Briody and Ji Won Lee and Christopher T Cowell},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={89 1},
Obesity and multiple pituitary hormone deficiency are common complications after surgery for childhood craniopharyngioma. We hypothesized that post craniopharyngioma surgery, children are at high risk for the metabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance due to excess weight gain and GH deficiency. This study characterized body composition (anthropometry and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) and metabolic outcomes in 15 children (10 males and 5 females; age, 12.2 yr; range, 7.2-18.5 yr… CONTINUE READING