Three patients with clinical and laboratory manifestations suggestive of pituitary insufficiency due to the presence of a pituitary tumor were found to have longstanding myxedema. The insidious appearance of the signs of hypothyroidism was explained by the cause of their disease—an ectopic thyroid gland in two patients and hemiagenesis of the thyroid in the third. Early recognition and treatment of such cases is important.
(Arch Intern Med 136:1010-1015, 1976)
Leiba S, Shani M, Zahavi I, Samuel R, Borohowsky S, Ber A. Secondary Pituitary Insufficiency: Report of Three Cases of Ectopia or Hemiagenesis of the Thyroid Gland. Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(9):1010–1015. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630090040010
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