Posterior pituitary bright spot

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Headache.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Oval shaped high T1 signal on sagittal image in the posterior aspect of the pituitary fossa.

Case Discussion

The posterior pituitary bright spot is an MRI feature of the normal pituitary gland. It refers to the intrinsically high T1 signal of the posterior pituitary thought to be from the storage of vasopressin, which has a T1-shortening effect.

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Case information

rID: 60615
Published: 27th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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