Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis

Treatment with bromocriptine

M. S. Duchowny, R. Katz, R. L. Bejar

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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Gigantism
Neurofibromatoses
Bromocriptine
Acromegaly
Growth
Neoplasms
Homeostasis
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Duchowny, M. S., Katz, R., & Bejar, R. L. (1984). Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis: Treatment with bromocriptine. Annals of Neurology, 15(3), 302-304.

Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis : Treatment with bromocriptine. / Duchowny, M. S.; Katz, R.; Bejar, R. L.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.01.1984, p. 302-304.

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Duchowny, MS, Katz, R & Bejar, RL 1984, 'Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis: Treatment with bromocriptine', Annals of Neurology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 302-304.
Duchowny, M. S. ; Katz, R. ; Bejar, R. L. / Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis : Treatment with bromocriptine. In: Annals of Neurology. 1984 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 302-304.
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