Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Deficiency of growth hormones with growth retardation.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

The MRI sequences demonstrate: 

Case Discussion

MRI features of a pituitary stalk interruption syndrome.

Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome, also known as pituitary stalk transection syndrome, is a syndrome characterized by:

  • absent or hypoplastic anterior pituitary gland
  • thin or absent infundibulum
  • ectopic posterior pituitary location

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