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Vol 57, No 6 (2006)
Case report
Published online: 2006-11-29
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Lymphocytic hypophysitis and hypothalamitis - a case report

Maria Stelmachowska, Paweł Bolko, Ryszard Waśko, Dariusz Kosiński, Iwona Towpik, Jerzy Sowiński
Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(6):648-653.

open access

Vol 57, No 6 (2006)
Case report
Published online: 2006-11-29
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an unusual disorder that nearly exclusively affects women. We present a case of 69 year-old female patient who developed the symptoms of diabetes insipidus and partial insufficiency of the anterior pituitary gland. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a mass involving the sella and suprasellar region. After exclusion of other causes of infiltrate in this region and due to evident reaction to glucocorticoid treatment the diagnosis of lymphocytic hypophisitis and hypothalamitis was established.

Abstract

Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an unusual disorder that nearly exclusively affects women. We present a case of 69 year-old female patient who developed the symptoms of diabetes insipidus and partial insufficiency of the anterior pituitary gland. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a mass involving the sella and suprasellar region. After exclusion of other causes of infiltrate in this region and due to evident reaction to glucocorticoid treatment the diagnosis of lymphocytic hypophisitis and hypothalamitis was established.
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Keywords

lymphocytic hypophysitis; hypopituitarism; diabetes insipidus

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Title

Lymphocytic hypophysitis and hypothalamitis - a case report

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 57, No 6 (2006)

Pages

648-653

Published online

2006-11-29

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(6):648-653.

Keywords

lymphocytic hypophysitis
hypopituitarism
diabetes insipidus

Authors

Maria Stelmachowska
Paweł Bolko
Ryszard Waśko
Dariusz Kosiński
Iwona Towpik
Jerzy Sowiński

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