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Cystic Pituitary Macroadenoma: Rathke’s Cleft Cyst with Intracystic Nodule

  • Martina Špero
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Abstract

During the spring of 2014, a 22-year-old female patient was admitted to Department of Neurology for a diagnostic work-up of right-sided headaches and menstrual cycle disturbance. Headaches occurred almost every evening for several months, while menstrual cycle was regular until June 2013: from that time periods were irregular and finally were missed. She has attributed headaches and menstrual cycle disturbance to a stress she was exposed to daily. A patient also gained weight, 6 kg in 4 months, and did not have visual field loss, and later on we found out she did not have galactorrhea.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martina Špero
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  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and InterventioClinical Hospital DubravaZagrebCroatia

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