ALLEN M. SPIEGEL, M.D.; GIOVANNI Di CHIRO, M.D.; PHILLIP GORDEN, M.D.; AYUB K. OMMAYA, M.D., F.R.C.S.; JERRY KOLINS, M.D.; THOMAS C. POMEROY, M. D.
Three patients with intracranial atypical teratomas presented with symptoms of endocrine dysfunction (diabetes insipidus, hyperprolactinemia, and anterior hypopituitarism) suggestive of a hypothalamic disorder. Computer-assisted tomography done in two of the three cases enabled us to document the presence of a mass and institute radiotherapy, without prior neurosurgical exploration. Computer-assisted tomography also provided a safe and effective method of assessing the effects of radiotherapy.
SPIEGEL AM, Di CHIRO G, GORDEN P, et al. Diagnosis of Radiosensitive Hypothalamic Tumors Without Craniotomy: Endocrine and Neuroradiologic Studies of Intracranial Atypical Teratomas. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:290–293. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-290
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