What is the role of surgery in the treatment of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Surgical care depends on the underlying cause of short stature. Brain tumors that cause hyposomatotropism may require neurosurgical intervention, depending on the tumor type and location (see Hyposomatotropism). Limb-lengthening procedures have been performed but carry enormous morbidity and mortality risks and are not recommended.


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