Children with pituitary disorders requiring surgery are managed in collaboration with neurosurgeons internationally recognized for transphenoidal pituitary surgery as well as open surgery when necessary.

Children with pituitary disorders requiring radiation receive treatment at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the few such facilities in the world.

Conditions We Treat

  • Pituitary hormone deficiencies
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (including hypothalamic amenorrhea)
  • Central hypothyroidism
  • Central hypoadrenalism
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Pituitary hormone excess
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Growth hormone excess (gigantism/acromegaly)
  • Other rare conditions of hormone excess
  • Tumors and Cysts
  • Pituitary tumors
    • Prolactinoma
    • Tumors secreting ACTH (corticotropinomas)
    • Tumor secreting growth hormone (somatropinomas)
    • Tumors secreting TSH (thyrotropinomas)
    • Non-secreting adenomas
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Rathke Cleft cysts, pars intermedia cysts
  • Others
    • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and type 2
    • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

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