Normal pituitary MRI - plump

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Minimal increase in prolactin (30 ng/dl).

Patient Data

Age: 35 years.
Gender: Female

The pituitary gland is plump, upwardly convex, but in this age group normal in size (10 x 11 x 13 mm), signal, and dynamic contrast enhancement.

The infundibulum is in the midline position.

Optic chiasm, cavernous sinuses, and suprasellar region appear unremarkable.

High signal foci in T2 sequence at the subcortical and periventricular white matter of both cerebral hemispheres depict microvascular ischemic events.

Case Discussion

Pituitary plump with normal examination for the age without evidence of pituitary macro or microadenoma. 

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Case information

rID: 66648
Published: 2nd Mar 2019
Last edited: 3rd Mar 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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