Growth and puberty after growth hormone treatment after irradiation for brain tumours.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99238
Title:
Growth and puberty after growth hormone treatment after irradiation for brain tumours.
Authors:
Ogilvy-Stuart, Amanda L; Shalet, Stephen M
Abstract:
The impact of treatment with either cranial or craniospinal irradiation with or without cytotoxic chemotherapy for a brain tumour distant from the hypothalamic-pituitary axis was assessed in 29 children who had reached final height. All had received growth hormone treatment for radiation induced growth hormone deficiency. Final height, segmental growth during puberty, and duration of puberty were studied. Both craniospinal irradiation and the use of chemotherapy resulted in a significant and equal reduction in final height; this effect in those children who received both craniospinal irradiation and chemotherapy was additive. The degree of height loss was related to the age at irradiation, the most profound effect on final height occurring in the youngest at irradiation. The mean duration of puberty from G2-G4/B2-B4 (1.97 years) was not significantly different from the duration of puberty in normal children. Growth hormone increases growth velocity in children with radiation induced growth hormone deficiency but their final height is significantly less than their mid-parental height. The use of spinal irradiation and chemotherapy in the original treatment of brain tumours has a marked effect on growth which is not overcome with the use of growth hormone treatment in current doses. Early puberty of normal duration contributes to poor growth.
Affiliation:
Department of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital, Withington, Manchester.
Citation:
Growth and puberty after growth hormone treatment after irradiation for brain tumours. 1995, 73 (2):141-6 Arch. Dis. Child.
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Issue Date:
Aug-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99238
DOI:
10.1136/adc.73.2.141
PubMed ID:
7574858
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468-2044
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorOgilvy-Stuart, Amanda Len
dc.contributor.authorShalet, Stephen Men
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T10:08:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T10:08:55Z-
dc.date.issued1995-08-
dc.identifier.citationGrowth and puberty after growth hormone treatment after irradiation for brain tumours. 1995, 73 (2):141-6 Arch. Dis. Child.en
dc.identifier.issn1468-2044-
dc.identifier.pmid7574858-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/adc.73.2.141-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/99238-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of treatment with either cranial or craniospinal irradiation with or without cytotoxic chemotherapy for a brain tumour distant from the hypothalamic-pituitary axis was assessed in 29 children who had reached final height. All had received growth hormone treatment for radiation induced growth hormone deficiency. Final height, segmental growth during puberty, and duration of puberty were studied. Both craniospinal irradiation and the use of chemotherapy resulted in a significant and equal reduction in final height; this effect in those children who received both craniospinal irradiation and chemotherapy was additive. The degree of height loss was related to the age at irradiation, the most profound effect on final height occurring in the youngest at irradiation. The mean duration of puberty from G2-G4/B2-B4 (1.97 years) was not significantly different from the duration of puberty in normal children. Growth hormone increases growth velocity in children with radiation induced growth hormone deficiency but their final height is significantly less than their mid-parental height. The use of spinal irradiation and chemotherapy in the original treatment of brain tumours has a marked effect on growth which is not overcome with the use of growth hormone treatment in current doses. Early puberty of normal duration contributes to poor growth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBrain Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAnthropometry-
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Agents-
dc.subject.meshBody Height-
dc.subject.meshBrain Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshCombined Modality Therapy-
dc.subject.meshCranial Irradiation-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subject.meshGrowth Disorders-
dc.subject.meshGrowth Hormone-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLeg-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPuberty-
dc.titleGrowth and puberty after growth hormone treatment after irradiation for brain tumours.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital, Withington, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Disease in Childhooden

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