Sally Radovick, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Sally Radovick

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Langerhans histiocytosis/hypophysitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has histiocytosis/hypophysitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hypophysitis is a rare inflammatory disorder involving the pituitary gland, often presenting with visual complaints, headache, and/or hypopituitarism, as well as a sellar mass. Lymphocytic hypophysitis is the most common form, followed by…

Rathke cleft cysts/cranio

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Craniopharyngiomas are one of the most common pituitary tumors in childhood, accounting for approximately 50% of all sellar/suprasellar masses. They often cause diabetes insipidus and growth retardation as one of the earliest manifestations. Therefore, detection is key to preventing increased morbidity and mortality. Rathke’s cleft cysts are less…

Cushing disease

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Cushing disease? What are the typical findings for this disease? Cushing syndrome or pathologic cortisol excess is a rare condition in the pediatric population. Nevertheless, with increasing rates of simple obesity among children and adolescents, referrals for evaluation of excess cortisol levels…

Prolactinomas

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know While elevated prolactin levels are not uncommon, prolactinomas are relatively rare. Moderate elevations in prolactin levels are usually due to stress or dopamine D2 receptor antagonists. Are you sure your patient has a prolactinoma? What are the typical findings for this disease? The most common symptoms of a…

Hypopituitarism, congenital and acquired

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypopituitarism? What are the typical findings for hypopituitarism? Hypopituitarism or pituitary hormone deficiency is a condition in which one or more of the pituitary hormones is are deficient. The pituitary, which plays an important role in regulation of growth, development, and metabolism,…

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