Granulomatous hypophysitis associated with Takayasu's disease

M. Tóth, P. Szabó, K. Rácz, B. Szende, I. Balogh, S. Czirják, F. Slowik, E. Gláz

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We report a case of Takayasu's disease, presenting with symptoms of fever, anaemia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, anterior pituitary failure and mild diabetes insipidus. A pituitary mass with suprasellar extension mimicking a pituitary adenoma was found, and histological examination revealed granulomatous hypophysitis. The diagnosis of Takayasu's disease was established after the development of a multiple arterial occlusive disease. We suggest that Takayasu's disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous hypophysitis of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Endocrinology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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