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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-100

Pituitary hyperplasia resulting from primary hypothyroidism

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Amit Agrawal
Department of Neurosurgery, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana (Ambala), Haryana 133 203
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.92171

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We report an unusual case of pituitary hyperplasia secondary to primary hypothyroidism clinically masquerading pituitary apoplexy. A 22-year-old female presented with intermittent headache, easy fatigability, facial puffiness, coarseness of facial features, and hoarseness of voice for six months duration. Diplopia and diminution of vision was also observed for the last 15 days. Brain imaging findings showed pituitary enlargement, the thyroid function test were suggestive of primary hypothyroidism. Patient did well with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

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