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Launois-Cleret Syndrome

Last updated Sept. 10, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

The topic Launois-Cleret Syndrome you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Froelich's Syndrome.

Quick Summary:

  • Froelich's Syndrome, also known as Adiposogenital Dystrophy, is a rare acquired disorder that occurs, either due to a tumorous growth near the pituitary gland in the brain, or due to a dysfunctional hypothalamus (an organ lying close to the pituitary)
  • Pituitary gland and hypothalamus malfunction causes endocrinal abnormalities, growth retardation (short physical stature, sexual growth issues), obesity, and vision loss
  • Treatment of Froelich's Syndrome is by performing surgical excision of the tumor and using suitable hormone replacement therapy. The individual’s response to treatment dictates the prognosis of the condition

Please find comprehensive information on Froelich's Syndrome regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 10, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 10, 2017