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Spontaneous regression of pituitary mass in temporal association with pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3683838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have encountered a case of a pituitary mass which emerged and enlarged during pregnancy in a 29-year-old woman. On CT scaning the mass disappeared over the course of four months postpartum and was followed by pituitary hypofunction. The hypofunction was restricted to ACTH, GH, and PRL. The visual field defects, bitemporal hemianopsia, disappeared with disappearance of the pituitary mass on CT scanning, indicating that such deficits during this period were reversible. Based on the clinical course and laboratory data, this case is thought to have been lymphocytic adenohypophysitis. It was concluded that among pituitary tumors developing during pregnancy there are some such cases which do not require surgical therapy.
H Ikeda; Y Okudaira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-22     Completed Date:  1987-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Sakata Municipal Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hypopituitarism / etiology,  physiopathology
Lymphocytosis / physiopathology
Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*
Pituitary Gland, Anterior / physiopathology,  radiography*
Pituitary Neoplasms / physiopathology,  radiography*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / physiopathology,  radiography*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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