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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 25. No. 3, 2020

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2020;25:177-181

Case Report

Never Forget Germ Cell Tumour in Cranial Diabetes Insipidus: Its Atypical Presentation and Management

SWY To, ACC Fu, SC Ling


Germ cell tumours are frequently associated with endocrine complications, but they may not be evident on the initial cranial imagings. We report an adolescent boy who presented with cranial diabetes insipidus. It was until his sixth set of magnetic resonant imaging which showed the presence of tumour, throughout the period he already developed full-blown panhypopituitarism. Physicians need to be aware of the possibility of germ cell tumours for cranial diabetes insipidus even their first few sets of cranial imagings are not informative. Appropriate hormonal and tumour management are also discussed.

Keyword : Central diabetes insipidus; Germinoma; Panhypopituitarism

Abstract in Chinese


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