publication . Article . 1999

MR imaging in children with ectopic pituitary gland and anterior hypopituitarism.

Patkar D; Patankar T; Krishnan A; Prasad S; Shah J; Limdi J;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 1999 Journal: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (issn: 0022-3859, eissn: 0972-2823, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Posterior pituitary ectopia refers to an absent normal posterior pituitary bright spot within the sella with ectopic bright signal at another site (such as the median eminence) on a weighted magnetic resonance. We describe two children with idiopathic anterior hypopituitarism who showed an ectopic posterior pituitary and absent pituitary stalk on imaging. We emphasize the association of the absent pituitary stalk in ectopic pituitary gland and low growth hormone levels.
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free text keywords: Case Report, Child, Choristoma, diagnosis, Female, Human, Hypopituitarism, etiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Median Eminence, Pituitary Gland, Medicine, R
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