Diencephalic syndrome of infancy
Diencephalic syndrome is secondary to a neoplasm growing near the hypothalamus or optic chiasm. The physiologic cause of the failure to thrive is not fully understood, but is hypothesized to be associated with abnormal growth hormone secretion.
Diencephalic syndrome will resolve with treatment of the underlying tumor.
E23.6 – Other disorders of pituitary gland
45740001 – Diencephalic Syndrome of Infancy