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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. 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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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
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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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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