Endocrinol Metab > Volume 23(2); 2008 > Article
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2008;23(2):142-147.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2008.23.2.142    Published online April 1, 2008.
A Case of Lymphocytic Infundibuloneurohypophysitis Along with Central Diabetes Insipidus, and this Improved with Conservative Care.
Ji Myoung Lee, Sang Mi Park, Byung Hee Hwang, Hyun Sook Choi, Seong Su Lee, Jee Young Kim, Sung Rae Kim, Kwang Woo Lee, Ho Young Son, Sung Koo Kang, Soon Jib Yoo
1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus is most likely to occur in young patients who have a clinical history of autoimmune disease. The presentation of clinical findings such as central diabetes insipidus and pituitary stalk thickening on sellar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a young women would strongly suggest lymphocytic hypophysitis, which is a rare inflammatory process involving the pituitary stalk and the pituitary gland, yet this disease can sometimes regress.
Key Words: idiopathic central diabetes insipidus, lymphocytic hypophysitis, young fertile women


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