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Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis.

Authors
  • Brisman, M H
  • Morgello, S
  • Silvers, A
  • Klein, I
  • Post, K D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurosurgical focus
Publication Date
Jul 15, 1996
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 15096000
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case is described of an elderly woman who presented with headaches, hypopituitarism, and visual disturbances and was found to have idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis, a rare lesion of the pituitary gland. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a well-circumscribed lesion, which was isointense on both T1- and T2-weighted imaging and enhanced uniformly with administration of gadolinium contrast enhancement, not unlike a macroadenoma. The present case and 12 other cases from the literature are reviewed.

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