Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis: Treatment with bromocriptine

Michael S. Duchowny, Raananah Katz, Rafael L. Bejar

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A child with neurofibromatosis exhibited gigantism and acromegaly in association with a hypothalamic mass lesion. Bromocriptine, 5 mg daily, reduced somatic growth rate and restored biochemical homeostasis but had no effect on tumor growth. Radiation therapy arrested tumor enlargement and stabilized deteriorating visual function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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