Idiopathic hypothalamic diabetes insipidus, pituitary stalk thickening, and the occult intracranial germinoma in children and adolescents.

@article{Mootha1997IdiopathicHD,
  title={Idiopathic hypothalamic diabetes insipidus, pituitary stalk thickening, and the occult intracranial germinoma in children and adolescents.},
  author={S L Mootha and A. James Barkovich and Melvin M Grumbach and Michael S. B. Edwards and Stephen E. Gitelman and Selna L Kaplan and Felix A Conte},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1997},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={1362-7}
}
We report nine consecutive children and adolescents [five females and four males; aged 2 yr 8 months (m) to 18 yr 1 m] studied over the last 5 yr with idiopathic central diabetes insipidus. In addition to vasopressin deficiency, anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies were detected, either on evaluation at presentation or during follow-up studies over the… CONTINUE READING