, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 449–450 | Cite as

Shrinkage of the pituitary gland following steroid therapy in a patient with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome

  • R. Nuri Sener
  • J. Carter
  • J. R. Jinkins
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Public Health Steroid Shrinkage Pituitary Gland Steroid Therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Nuri Sener
    • 1
  • J. Carter
    • 2
  • J. R. Jinkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroradiology Section, Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas Health, Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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