Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome - lissencephaly-pachygyria spectrum

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Epilepsy with growth retardation.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

There is an asymmetry of the cerebral hemispheres, the left is smaller than the right with thickening of the cerebral cortex mainly at the temporal/frontal lobes with enlarged CSF spaces, a smooth outer surface, and poorly formed gyri.

The MRI sequences at the pituitary region demonstrate:

Case Discussion

MRI features suggestive of a pituitary stalk Interruption syndrome with lissencephaly-pachygyria spectrum.

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Case information

rID: 71770
Published: 24th Oct 2019
Last edited: 25th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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