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Primary hypothyroidism with pituitary hyperplasia and basal ganglia calcifications

Authors
Journal
Clinical Imaging
0899-7071
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0899-7071(90)90048-g
Keywords
  • Primary Hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary Hyperplasia
  • Basal Ganglia Calcifications
  • Intracranial Calcifications
  • Hyperprolactinemia
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Pituitary enlargement as a result of hypothyroidism is a well recognized entity with several reports over the last decade. Hypothyroidism is only rarely recognized as a cause of basal ganglia calcifications, despite several large computer tomography (CT) studies. We present a case of primary hypothyroidism in which both pituitary hyperplasia and basal ganglia calcifications were observed in a young female who presented with hyperprolactinemia. Hypothyroidism should always be considered in the evaluation of hyperprolactinemia.

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