Serum somatomedin activity (SSA) in children with operated craniopharyngioma and paradoxical growth


SSA was measured by bioassay in 27 sera from 15 children aged 5 to 15 operated for craniopharyngioma (CP). All had complete GH deficiency, none received hGH. Plasma T4 was normalized by administration of thyroid powder. 14 received hydrocortisone (HC) 8-25 mg/m2/day, 13 did not. Growth velocity (GV) ranged 0 to 7.5 cm/year. SSA ranged 0.18 to 1.5 U/ml. No… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197910000-00099


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