Concurrent lymphocytic hypophysitis and pituitary adenoma. Case report and review of the literature.

@article{Moskowitz2006ConcurrentLH,
  title={Concurrent lymphocytic hypophysitis and pituitary adenoma. Case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Shaye I. Moskowitz and Amir H. Hamrahian and Richard A. Prayson and Mercedes Pineyro and Robert R. Lorenz and Robert J. Weil},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={
          309-14
        }
}
Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LyH) is an uncommon intrasellar lesion characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the adenohypophysis. Evidence suggests that the cause is autoimmune, and the symptoms are usually related to either a mass effect or endocrine dysfunction. Lymphocytic hypophysitis has been described rarely in the setting of other simultaneous pathological processes that involve the pituitary and sella turcica, and is postulated to arise from an intrinsic inflammatory response. The… CONTINUE READING

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