Revista de Oncología

, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp 541–543 | Cite as

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

  • Mónica Corral Subías
  • Vicente Alonso Orduña
  • Rosana Grández Ladrón de Guevara
  • Abigail Ruiz de Lobera Martínez
  • Teresa Puértolas Hernández
  • Antonio Antón Torres
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Palabras clave

diabetes insípida metástasis glándula pituitaria 

Diabetes insipidus as first manifestation of metastatic colorectal cancer

Abstract

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.

Key words

diabetes insipidus metastases pituitary gland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mónica Corral Subías
    • 1
  • Vicente Alonso Orduña
    • 2
  • Rosana Grández Ladrón de Guevara
    • 2
  • Abigail Ruiz de Lobera Martínez
    • 2
  • Teresa Puértolas Hernández
    • 2
  • Antonio Antón Torres
    • 2
  1. 1.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital de AlcañizAlcañiz. Teruel
  2. 2.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital Universitario Miguel ServetZaragozaEspaña

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