Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 253–257

Prolactinoma coexistent with granulomatous hypophysitis


  • S. Holck
    • Dept. of PathologyRigshospitalet
  • H. Laursen
    • Dept. of NeuropathologyUniversity of Copenhagen
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00691994

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Holck, S. & Laursen, H. Acta Neuropathol (1983) 61: 253. doi:10.1007/BF00691994


A 54-year-old man with a long-lasting left-sided headache and biochemical evidence of hyperprolactinemia was found to have a large chromophobe pituitary adenoma, which concurred with a granulomatous hypophysitis. The mechanism of the inflammatory reaction is discussed and the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings of this hitherto undescribed combination of lesions are presented.

Key words

Pituitary adenomaProlactinomaGranulomatous hypophysitis
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