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Case report
Published online: 2007-10-16
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A case of hypophyseal and pineal germinoma

Grażyna Bednarek-Tupikowska, Justyna Kuliczkowska-Płaksej, Alicja Filus, Barbara Bucyk, Violetta Sokolska
Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(5):448-457.

open access

Vol 58, No 5 (2007)
Case report
Published online: 2007-10-16
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

A case of 19-year-old male with idiopathic diabetes insipidus diagnosed 9 years ago. 1.5 years from the onset of the disease vision disturbances, neurologic deficiencies and symptoms of hypopituitarism showed up. MRI examination revealed an advanced hypophyseal and pineal gland tumor - germinoma. Total regression was achieved with radio- and chemotherapy. For 7 years from the end of treatment patient has not declared any complains except for vision disturbances and hypopituitarism has been substituted succesfully. The case puts on the necessity of a strict endocrinologic and radiologic follow-up in patients with idiopathic diabetes insipidus due to the possibility of existing potencially curable disease ie. intracranial tumor.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2007; 58 (5): 448-452)

Abstract

A case of 19-year-old male with idiopathic diabetes insipidus diagnosed 9 years ago. 1.5 years from the onset of the disease vision disturbances, neurologic deficiencies and symptoms of hypopituitarism showed up. MRI examination revealed an advanced hypophyseal and pineal gland tumor - germinoma. Total regression was achieved with radio- and chemotherapy. For 7 years from the end of treatment patient has not declared any complains except for vision disturbances and hypopituitarism has been substituted succesfully. The case puts on the necessity of a strict endocrinologic and radiologic follow-up in patients with idiopathic diabetes insipidus due to the possibility of existing potencially curable disease ie. intracranial tumor.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2007; 58 (5): 448-452)
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Keywords

pineal germinoma; diabetes insipidus

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Title

A case of hypophyseal and pineal germinoma

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 58, No 5 (2007)

Pages

448-457

Published online

2007-10-16

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(5):448-457.

Keywords

pineal germinoma
diabetes insipidus

Authors

Grażyna Bednarek-Tupikowska
Justyna Kuliczkowska-Płaksej
Alicja Filus
Barbara Bucyk
Violetta Sokolska

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