Hypopituitarism in Children (cont.)
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Treatment primarily involves hormone replacement therapy.
Drugs used to treat hypopituitarism replace the deficient hormone.
Surgery may be performed if a tumor is present within or near the pituitary gland, depending on the type and location of the tumor, and depending on the symptoms being experienced.
The doctor or health care practitioner may schedule routine checkups every three months to monitor growth and development.
Frequent checkups for children on growth hormone replacement therapy may be scheduled to monitor progress and side effects.
A doctor who specializes in studying hormones (a pediatric endocrinologist) should supervise the treatment of children with hypopituitarism.
Outlook for Hypopituitarism
With appropriate treatment, the prognosis is very good.
John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/24/2015
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