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Clinical Features of Pituitary Hypoplasia Associated with Midline Facial Defects and Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies (MPHD)

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

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Description:

The pituitary gland is formed by fusion of midline structures. The anterior and intermediate portions are derived from ectoderm of Rathke's pouch while the posterior lobe and infundibulum arise from the diencephalic forebrain. Failure of normal development can result in a defective pituitary gland with one or more hormone deficiencies.

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