Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 164–167

Primary hypothyroidism mimicking a pituitary macroadenoma: regression after thyroid hormone replacement therapy

  • Ki Seong Eom
  • Choi See-Sung
  • Jong Duck Kim
  • Jong Moon Kim
  • Tae Young Kim
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-1012-9

Cite this article as:
Eom, K.S., See-Sung, C., Kim, J.D. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2009) 39: 164. doi:10.1007/s00247-008-1012-9

Abstract

We report a 9-year-old girl with pituitary hyperplasia due to primary hypothyroidism. She presented with growth arrest, abnormal thyroid function studies, and a pituitary mass on MRI. With thyroxine therapy, the pituitary mass regressed and her symptoms resolved. Primary hypothyroidism should be considered in the differential diagnosis of solid mass lesions of the pituitary gland.

Keywords

HypothyroidismPituitary adenomaPituitary hyperplasia

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ki Seong Eom
    • 1
  • Choi See-Sung
    • 2
  • Jong Duck Kim
    • 3
  • Jong Moon Kim
    • 1
  • Tae Young Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryWonkwang University School of MedicineIksanKorea
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWonkwang University School of MedicineIksanKorea
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsWonkwang University School of MedicineIksanKorea