Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Growth retardation.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

The MRI sequences demonstrate:

  • hypolastic anterior pituitary gland
  • absent posterior pituitary gland
  • interrupted pituitary stalk

Case Discussion

Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome, also known as pituitary stalk transection syndrome, is characterized by a triad of aplasia or hypoplasia of the anterior pituitary gland, thin or interrupted pituitary stalk, and absent or ectopic posterior pituitary location.

 

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