Pituitary tumors in children

Nader Pouratian, Aaron S. Dumont, Jay Jagannathan, John A. Jane

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Abstract

Pituitary tumors are relatively uncommon in the pediatric population and most commonly present during adolescence. The average annual incidence has been estimated at two per million children, comprising about 8% of all intracranial tumors of childhood [3]. In contrast to adults, prolactin (PRL)- and adrenocortico-tropic (ACTH)-secreting adenomas appear to be most common, while nonfunctioning tumors appear to be rare [20, 22].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOncology of CNS Tumors
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages553-558
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642028731
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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