Lack of normal MR enhancement of the pituitary gland

Findings in three siblings with combined pituitary hormone deficiency

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Summary: We present the MR appearance of the sella turcica in three sibling dwarfs with combined pituitary hormone deficiency in which MR images revealed a peripheral curvilinear band of enhancement about the pituitary gland in all three patients, a normal-size pituitary gland in two siblings, a mildly enlarged pituitary gland in one sibling, and a thin infundibulum and a normal posterior pituitary bright spot in all three siblings. Possible antecedents include an abnormal vascular supply, pituitary gland replacement by a nonfunctioning adenoma, a proteinaceous cyst, or a hamartoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998

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Pituitary Gland
Siblings
Sella Turcica
Hamartoma
Adenoma
Blood Vessels
Cysts
Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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