Vol 58, No 5 (2007)
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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
Endokrynol Pol 2007;58(5):448-457.


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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