Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 468--469

An uncommon cause for hip pain and limping


Sahana Shetty, Samantha Sathyakumar, Nitin Kapoor, Thomas Vizhalil Paul 
 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Thomas Vizhalil Paul
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is characterized by displacement of the capital femoral epiphysis from the femoral neck. An 18-year-old male presented with left hip pain and a limping gait, following a trivial trauma. Radiological examination revealed bilateral SCFE. Clinically and biochemically, he had features of hypopituitarism. His prolactin levels were high and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed a pituitary macroadenoma, suggesting a diagnosis of macroprolactinoma causing hypopituitarism and presenting as SCFE. He was started on dopamine agonist cabergoline as well as thyroxine and glucocorticoid replacement treatment. He was also scheduled for an orthopedic surgical procedure for his SCFE.


How to cite this article:
Shetty S, Sathyakumar S, Kapoor N, Paul TV. An uncommon cause for hip pain and limping.J Family Med Prim Care 2015;4:468-469


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Shetty S, Sathyakumar S, Kapoor N, Paul TV. An uncommon cause for hip pain and limping. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Jun 27 ];4:468-469
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