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Pickardt syndrome

Pickardt-syndrome (or Pickardt-Fahlbusch-Syndrome) denotes a rare form of tertiary hypothyroidism that is caused by interruption of the portal veins connecting hypothalamus and pituitary, e.g. due to tumors compressing the infundibulum.

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Other endocrine disorders that may be associated with Pickardt syndrome are suprasellar failures like secondary hypogonadism and functional hyperprolactinemia.

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