Pickardt-syndrome (or Pickardt-Fahlbusch-Syndrome) denotes a rare form of tertiary hypothyroidismthat is caused by interruption of the portal veinsconnecting hypothalamusand pituitary, e.g. due to tumorscompressing the infundibulum.
Other endocrinedisorders that may be associated with Pickardt syndrome are suprasellar failures like secondary hypogonadismand functional hyperprolactinemia.de:Pickardt-Syndrom
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