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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism