[Pituitary germinoma and lymphocytic hypophysitis: a pitfall. Report of two cases].

@article{Houdouin2003PituitaryGA,
  title={[Pituitary germinoma and lymphocytic hypophysitis: a pitfall. Report of two cases].},
  author={Laurence Houdouin and Marc Polivka and Corneliu Henegar and Alexandre Blanquet and Olivier Delalande and Jacqueline Mikol},
  journal={Annales de pathologie},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={349-54}
}
We report two cases of pituitary germinomas in two young men aged 13 and 21, revealed by insipidus diabetes associated with visual field defects or hypopituitarism. Neuroimaging of the first case was initially normal, then showed an infiltration of the stalk; the lesion of the second case appeared as a nodular thickening of the stalk and subsequently a pituitary infiltration. Histologically they mimicked lymphocytic infundibulo-neuro-hypophysitis (LINH) or lymphocytic hypophysitis (LH), the… CONTINUE READING