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Do children grow out of pituitary disorders?

Children do not grow out of pituitary disorders. Some combination of surgery, radiation, and medication will likely be necessary to treat a pituitary disorder in a child. One pituitary disorder that affects children is an overproduction of growth hormone, which causes the condition known as gigantism. If untreated, gigantism causes a child to continue growing far beyond normal stature.

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