A novel diagnostic tool for the evaluation of hypothalamic-pituitary region and diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency: pons ratio


Demiral M., Karaca M. S. , Unal E., Baysal B., Baran R. T. , DEMİRBİLEK H., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.33, no.6, pp.735-742, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2019-0321
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.735-742
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Backgrounds: Limitations in the evaluation of the pituitary size and changes according to pubertal status make its validity questionable. Recently, in a small-scale study, pons ratio (PR) has been suggested as a more sensitive tool for diagnosis and etiological evaluation of growth hormone deficiency (GHD). The aim of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of PR in the diagnosis of GHD.