Craniopharyngeoma growing suprasellary attacks the medio-basal region of hypothalamus, that leads to the stopping of the production of gonadotropin releasing hormone. In connection with the case of a 15-year-old girl who had partial extirpation of craniopharyngeoma the authors write about the favourable endocrine effect of pulsatile gonadotropin releasing hormone treatment. Through giving gonadotropin releasing hormone every 90 minutes in 20 micrograms doses menstruation cycle and ovulation was performed. Beside surgical treatment hormonal substitution plays an important role in the treatment of additional endocrine symptoms.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone substitution following excision of a craniopharyngioma with suprasellar invasion|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 20 1991|
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