Diagnosis of radiosensitive hypothalamic tumors without craniotomy. Endocrine and neuroradiologic studies of intracranial atypical teratomas

A. M. Spiegel, G. Di Chiro, P. Gorden, A. K. Ommaya, J. Kolins, T. C. Pomeroy

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Three patients with intracranial atypical teratomas presented with symptoms of endocrine dysfunction (diabetes insipidus, hyperprolactinemia, and anterior hypopituitarism) suggestive of a hypothalamic disorder. Computer assisted tomography done in two of the three cases enabled us to document the presence of a mass and institute radiotherapy, without prior neurosurgical exploration. Computer assisted tomography also provides a safe and effective method of assessing the effects of radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes


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  • Internal Medicine

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