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Submitted: 10 July 2012 Modified: 04 May 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD12071014205631

Inappropriate secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone in a Filipino patient with a pituitary macroadenoma.

Lermah S. Bunoy,
Juan Maria Ibarra O. Co

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Pituitary tumors producing thyrotropin are very rare. We report a case of a 38-year-old, male admitted for seizure, preceded by 1 week history of generalized weakness, fatigue, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, with a 5 year history of recurrent headache followed by blurring of vision, who was found to have persistently elevated serum free thyroid hormones and non-suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, with tumor residual after craniotomy with excision of the pituitary macroadenoma. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of TSH-producing adenoma in the Philippines.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
May 2012
Volume
27
Issue
1
Page(s)
114-118
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 116 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)
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