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What is the most common hormone deficiency in children who received irradiation for primary brain tumor following surgical resection?
The correct answer is Growth Hormone.
Following radiation therapy, children often have growth retardation, mental retardation and obesity. Studies have demonstrated that growth hormone deficiency is an extremely common sequelae of radiation therapy, beginning as early as 3 months after the completion of radiation.
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