Ectopic posterior pituitary

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Infant with multiple hormonal deficiencies.

Patient Data

Age: Infant
Gender: Female
MRI

MRI shows an ectopic posterior pituitary, located at the median eminence. There is an associated dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, with an abnormally thin body and splenium.

The infudibular stalk is probably present, but it is very subtle, with slight enhancement post-gadolinium. The anterior pituitary is normal. Myelination is normal for the age of the infant.

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Case information

rID: 18709
Case created: 19th Jul 2012
Last edited: 25th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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