Other Diagnostic Tests

• Perform MRI or CT of the hypothalamic-pituitary region to detect structural or developmental anomaly.

• Perform x-ray of left wrist and hand for children over 1 year of age to estimate bone age (knee and ankle for children younger than 1 year of age).

Adapted from Sheehan AH, Yanovski JA, Calis KA. Pituitary Gland Disorders. In: Dipiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, et al., eds. Pharmacotherapy. A Pathophysiologic Approach. 7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008:1288.

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