Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2002;17(1):104-109.
Published online February 1, 2002.
A Case of Panhypopituitarism Due to Craniopharyngioma with Slipped Capitalis Femoral Epiphysis.
Jun Hee Lee, Kyung Rae Kim, Hi Yan Park, Jin Yang Ju, Young Duk Chae, Soo Jee Yoon, Ki Joong Kim, Woo Il Park, Bong Soo Cha, Young Duk Song, Sung Kil Lim, Hyun Chul Lee, Kap Bum Huh
1Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Division of Endocrinology, Department of Orthopediatrics, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Division of Endocrinology, Department of Neurosurgery,Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4Division of Endocrinology, Department of Urology, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Craniopharyngioma accounts for 3% to 5% of intracranial tumors and is the second most common neoplasm in the sellar region. Panhypopituitarism associated with craniopharyngioma has been reported in 7% of all patients with craniopharyngioma. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the condition in which the femoral head slips downward and backward on the femoral neck at the epiphyseal plate due to growth disturbance of capital physis, the actual cause of which is unknown. It is a disease of adolescence, during which many physiologic hormonal changes occur. The clinical association between slipped capital femoral epiphysis and endocrine disease is well known. There have been four cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis associated with endocrine disorders in Korea. This is the first Korean case report of slipped capital femoral epiphysis combined with craniopharyngioma caused by hypopituitarism
Key Words: Panhypopituitarism, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Craniopharyngioma


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