Secondary Pituitary Insufficiency: Report of Three Cases of Ectopia or Hemiagenesis of the Thyroid Gland

Sara Leiba, Mordehai Shani, Izhar Zahavi, Ruth Samuel, Sabina Borohowsky, Artur Ber

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Abstract

Three patients with clinical and laboratory manifestations suggestive of pituitary insufficiency due to the presence of a pituitary tumor were found to have longstanding myxedema. The insidious appearance of the signs of hypothyroidism was explained by the cause of their disease—an ectopic thyroid gland in two patients and hemiagenesis of the thyroid in the third. Early recognition and treatment of such cases is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1015
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume136
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1976

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