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Height deficit associated to prolactinoma – case report
The pituitary lies within the sella turcica and has a very important role in the regulation of the neuro-endocrine functions through its hormones. Prolactinoma represents a benign tumor of the pituitary (adenoma) which excesively produces the hormon called prolactin. The authors present the case of a male adolescent 16 years old, evaluated in the pediatrics ambulatory for height deficit. On this ocassion increased levels of prolactin were revealed. Later on the patient was admitted in Clinic II Pediatrics to complete investigation for diagnosis.
Key words: height defi cit, prolactin, growth hormone