, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp 541-543

Diabetes insípida central como primera manifestación clínica de un carcinoma colorrectal metastásico

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Metastases of systemic tumours in the hypothalamus-pituitary region are reported to be around 1% to 4% of all intra-cranial metastases. Most of them are diagnosed when the primary tumour is operated-upon, or when widespread metastases occur. The metastasic infiltration of this region is usually asymptomatic and rarely recognised ante-mortem. The metastases rarely clinically manifest, but diabetes insipidus is the most frequent. Autopsy studies have shown breast and lung cancer are the mostfrequent cause of the metastases in this region.

We present a clinical case of a patient presenting diabetes insipidus as the first manifestation of a metastasic colorectal cancer.