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Histiocytosis is characterized by proliferation of cells from the mononuclear phagocyte system, and may be divided into Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis (including Erdheim-Chester disease [ECD]). While diabetes insipidus (DI) is the most common hypothalamic-pituitary consequence, anterior pituitary deficiencies are(More)
During pregnancy, the body undergoes a major adaptation process as a result of the interaction between mother, placenta and fetus. Major anatomical and histological changes are produced in the pituitary, with an increase of up to 40% in the size of the gland. There are wide variations in the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis that effect(More)
Kennedy's disease, also known as bulbospinal muscular atrophy, is a rare, X-linked recessive neurodegenerative disorder affecting adult males. It is caused by expansion of an unstable cytosine-adenine-guanine tandem-repeat in exon 1 of the androgen-receptor gene on chromosome Xq11-12, and is characterized by spinal motor neuron progressive degeneration.(More)
Glucocorticoid (GC) therapy is the most common cause of adrenal insufficiency (AI). The real prevalence of AI after GC is unknown but it could involve more than 30% of patients. Some gene variation has been associated with the variability of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and this issue could contribute to the individual variation of adrenal(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study are to identify prognostic factors of differentiated thyroid carcinoma and to validate the application of prognostic classifications obtained by others studies to another population. PATIENTS AND METHODS The survival of 208 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (129 papillary and 79 follicular carcinoma) was(More)
Hypophysitis are a group of inflammatory lesions affecting the pituitary gland and pituitary stalk. These lesions should be included in the differential diagnosis of sellar masses. There are three types of primary hypophysitis: lymphocytic, granulomatous and xanthomatous. Lymphocytic hypophysitis is the most frequent form of chronic pituitary inflammation(More)