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Harlequin syndrome post-transsphenoidal pituitary macroadenoma surgery.

Authors
  • Díaz-Soto, Gonzalo1
  • Vaquerizo, Maria J
  • Garcίa-Álvarez, Ciro
  • Villar-Bonet, Aurelia
  • 1 Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Centro de Investigación de Endocrinología y Nutrición Clίnica, Facultad de Medicina, Valladolid, Spain. [email protected] , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hormones (Athens, Greece)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
11
Issue
2
Pages
207–209
Identifiers
PMID: 22801568
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 45-year-old woman, with a history of asymmetric facial flushing, was presented to the Endocrinology Unit after pituitary macroadenoma removal. After other pathological entities had been ruled out, she was diagnosed with harlequin syndrome following a lesion of the postganglionic sympathetic fibers during transsphenoidal pituitary macroadenoma surgery. We herein report the first case of harlequin syndrome following transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. We describe this difficult and benign diagnosis along with its characteristic imaging.

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