Pituitary apoplexy in association with lymphocytic hypophysitis

Noel G. Dan*, Ronald I D Feiner, Michael T W Houang, Jennifer J. Turner

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Pituitary apoplexy has been recognised much more frequently since the introduction of CT and MRI scanning. Lymphocytic hypophysitis has been increasingly diagnosed in recent years. A case of pituitary apoplexy occurring in a patient with lymphocytic hypophysitis as part of a polyglandular syndrome is reported. This combination does not appear to have been previously reported. The pituitary haemorrhage was confirmed on MRI and at surgery. Lymphocytic hypophysitis was confirmed histologically. The apoplexy was accompanied by severe headache, elevation of the optic chiasm, developing field loss and onset of ptosis. The apoplexy was precipitated by neck extension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Polyglandular syndrome


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