publication . Article . 2014

primary hypothyroidism masquerading pituitary macroadenoma

Amit Agrawal;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: Romanian Neurosurgery, volume 21, pages 81-84 (issn: 1220-8841, eissn: 2344-4959, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Romanian Society of Neurosurgery
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> Diffuse and reactive pituitary gland enlargement secondary to primary hypothyroidism is an uncommon occurrence and that can masquerade many pituitary disorders. In present article, we report a case of 19 year female severe hypothyroidism presenting with diffuse enlargement of pituitary gland and hyperprolactinemia and review the clinical importance of this entity. Knowledge of this entity is very important to avoid unnecessary surgery and irreversible complications in this sub-group of patients.</jats:p>
free text keywords: Unnecessary Surgery, Medicine, business.industry, business, Pituitary gland, medicine.anatomical_structure, Pituitary macroadenoma, Pituitary disorder, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Neurosurgery, Severe hypothyroidism, Pituitary hyperplasia, primary hypothyroidism, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429
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