PURPOSE: To determine whether posterior pituitary ectopia in children with optic nerve hypoplasia has a male predominance or an increased incidence of breech delivery. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 12 children with optic nerve hypoplasia and posterior pituitary ectopia. RESULTS: Eleven of 12 patients with posterior pituitary ectopia were boys. No child had a history of breech delivery. Two children had a history of breech positioning but were delivered by cesarean section. CONCLUSION: Posterior pituitary ectopia with optic nerve hypoplasia shows a strong male predominance but no association with breech delivery.
ASJC Scopus subject areas