Complete Adrenocorticotropin Deficiency after Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumor with a Normal Growth Hormone Reserve

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Abstract

A 34-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1, who had received radiation therapy after the excision of a brain tumor 5 years earlier, was admitted to our hospital with vomiting and weight loss. Cortisol and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) were undetectable before and after administration of 100 μg corticotropin releasing hormone. The level of growth hormone without stimulation was 24.7 ng/ml. We diagnosed him to have complete ACTH deficiency attributable to radiation therapy. This is the first known case of a patient with complete ACTH deficiency after radiation therapy and a growth hormone reserve that remained normal.<br>(Internal Medicine 41: 453-457, 2002)

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 41(6), 453-457, 2002-06-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008548466
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6183750
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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