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Neuroradiology

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 7–11 | Cite as

Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis: clinical and imaging features

  • M. Vasile
  • K. Marsot-Dupuch
  • M. Kujas
  • L. Brunereau
  • P. Bouchard
  • J. Comoy
  • J. M. Tubiana
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract

Idiopathic pituitary granuloma is a rare disorder similar to lymphocytic adenohypophysitis. Few cases have been reported. We report a new histologically case proven with MRI. The patterns of clinical and radiological presentation and the management of this disorder are discussed. MRI findings suggestive of this condition include an intensely enhancing pituitary mass, associated with dural enhancement. Steroid therapy may be suggested avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Keywords

Granuloma Pituitary Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vasile
    • 1
  • K. Marsot-Dupuch
    • 1
  • M. Kujas
    • 2
  • L. Brunereau
    • 1
  • P. Bouchard
    • 3
  • J. Comoy
    • 4
  • J. M. Tubiana
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de RadiologieHôpital Saint-AntoineParisFrance
  2. 2.Service d’Histologie Embryologie CytogénétiqueHôptial Pitié-SalpétrièreParisFrance
  3. 3.Service d’EndocrinologieHôpital Saint-AntoineParisFrance
  4. 4.Service de NeurochirurgieHôpital Kremlin BicêtreKremlin-BicêtreFrance

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