Probable Lymphocytic Hypophysitis Diagnosed by Short-term Serial Computed Tomography and Gallium-67 Scintigraphy: —Case Report—

Hideki Murakami, Yuichi Hirose, Masachika Sagoh, Takuro Hayashi

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A 61-year-old female presented with headache, malaise, and left oculomotor nerve paralysis. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a diffuse pituitary mass and enlarged pituitary stalk with homogeneous contrast enhancement. Her symptoms gradually resolved without treatment. Gallium-67 scintigraphy showed abnormal uptake in the pituitary lesion. Serial CT every 2 weeks after admission showed homogeneous contrast enhancement and shrinking of the pituitary mass to a normal size 12 weeks after the onset. The final diagnosis was lymphocytic adenohypophysitis without biopsy. Recurrence has not been observed for 8 years after discharge. The patient did not need hormone replacement therapy. Histological examination is not always necessary to diagnose probable lymphocytic adenohypophysitis with the characteristic feature of rapid onset, abnormal gallium-67 uptake in the lesion, and resolution of symptoms in the acute stage with shrinking of the lesion on neuroimaging.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)174-178
ページ数5
ジャーナルNeurologia medico-chirurgica
39
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 01-01-1999

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Gallium
Radionuclide Imaging
Tomography
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pituitary Gland
Neuroimaging
Headache
Biopsy
Recurrence
Autoimmune Hypophysitis
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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