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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
3973
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6350
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
3943
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6328
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4136
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6733
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
5684
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
7327
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
3998
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6379
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4176
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6614
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
3685
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
5901
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4277
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6658
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4245
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6766
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
5642
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
7458
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4183
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6693
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
3927
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6446
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
5577
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Founded in 1991, the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg combines top-quality service and cutting-edge medicine. It keeps track of the latest scientific developments and contributes to the development of new treatments.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6284
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
9289
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
4300
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pituitary dwarfism
6685
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Pituitary dwarfism is a growth disorder caused by the malfunction of one of the pituitary hormones, known as the somatotrope or growth hormone. This malfunction may occur as a result of a congenital disorder, genetic mutations or an acquired trauma, such as brain surgery or a tumor. As well as controlling growth, the pituitary gland regulates blood pressure and the metabolism.

According to Doctor Tipster.com, although this condition starts in childhood, it usually becomes apparent during puberty. Individuals with pituitary dwarfism are generally much shorter than other people and their growth is either very slow or has stopped altogether. This condition can cause serious problems if it occurs before the ossification process when bone tissue forms.

There are two main types of pituitary dwarfism. The first type is characterized by the malfunction of the individual’s entire endocrine system, causing abnormal secretion of the pituitary hormones. They will show signs of slow physical development and will be less likely to reach sexual maturity. The second type of pituitary dwarfism is less severe, affecting only the individual’s growth. They will be able to reach sexual maturity and their ability to have children will be unaffected.   

Symptoms

  • Delayed or interrupted growth of bones
  • Lower stature than normal
  • Slow growth rate compared to other children
  • Accumulation of fat, very often around the waist
  • Delayed or interrupted growth of muscles

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will determine whether or not the child is growing at a normal rate. This will be monitored over a period of time, using a universal growth chart. Children with pituitary dwarfism are generally 20-25% smaller than the normal size for a child of their age.
  • The doctor will also ask the child’s parent’s if anyone else in the family has pituitary dwarfism.
  • Hormonal testing can confirm the diagnosis.
  • Imaging tests, such as MRI and CT scans, can rule out the possibility of tumors in the pituitary gland.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment, such as hormone replacement therapy, can regulate the child’s growth development.
  • It is important that the child starts taking hormone replacement therapy before the ossification of bone cartilage begins.
  • There are also surgical procedures that can help to guide the direction that bones grow in, as well as limb lengthening techniques.



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