Primary hypothyroidism masquerading pituitary macroadenoma

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Agrawal Amit ; Reddy Amareesh P. ; Malleswara Rao G. ; Reddy V. Umamaheswara (2014)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
  • Journal: Romanian Neurosurgery (issn: 1220-8841, eissn: 2344-4959)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2478/romneu-2014-0008
  • Subject: Pituitary hyperplasia | primary hypothyroidism | pituitary hyperplasia | Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | RC346-429

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.
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