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Pituitary Stone in a 9-Year-Old Girl

Fred J. Palmer, MD
JAMA. 1980;243(5):432. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300310020010.
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To the Editor.—  The recent article concerning pituitary stones by Taylor et al (242:751, 1979) prompts this report of a pituitary stone in a 9-year-old girl.

Report of a Case.—  The patient was first seen by me in 1975, when she was 15 years old, because of intrasellar calcification. The calcification was discovered in 1969, when the patient was aged 9 years. Roentgenograms were taken for sinusitis. Tomographic examination of the sella was performed, which demonstrated a 6.0-mm intrasellar calcification without sellar enlargement. At that time the patient gave no history suggestive of endocrine dysfunction, and no endocrine studies were done.When she was seen at age 15 years, repeated skull series and sellar tomographic examination were done, which demonstrated no change in the intrasellar calcification. The patient had grown normally throughout childhood, with menarche occurring at age 12 years and continued normal menstrual periods. There was a normal growth


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