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Can a child survive without a pituitary gland?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We care for many patients who have panhypopituitarism.
It becomes complicated, but essentially, there are medication available to replace the vital hormones no longer manufactured by an absent pituitary.

In brief: Yes

We care for many patients who have panhypopituitarism.
It becomes complicated, but essentially, there are medication available to replace the vital hormones no longer manufactured by an absent pituitary.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypopituitarism

Yes. Every pituitary hormone can be replaced or provided-for. Seek out an experienced board-certified pediatric endocrinologist.

In brief: Hypopituitarism

Yes. Every pituitary hormone can be replaced or provided-for. Seek out an experienced board-certified pediatric endocrinologist.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If the child receive the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Yes

If the child receive the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A child who is born without pituitary gland function will survive, but only with very careful monitering by a specialist, usually an endocrinologist, and life - long medication.

In brief: Yes

A child who is born without pituitary gland function will survive, but only with very careful monitering by a specialist, usually an endocrinologist, and life - long medication.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Pediatric endocrinologists manage the care of panhypopituitary children of all ages.
Multiple hormone replacement is necessary and it is very treatable.

In brief: Yes

Pediatric endocrinologists manage the care of panhypopituitary children of all ages.
Multiple hormone replacement is necessary and it is very treatable.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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In brief: Yes

...But they will need lifelong supplementation of certain hormones.

In brief: Yes

...But they will need lifelong supplementation of certain hormones.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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