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Case 10794

Pituitary stalk transection syndrome

Author(s)
Anirudh V Nair, R RajeshKannan, Nazar P K, Srikanth Moorthy, P V Ramachandran

Amrita institute of medical science,
Amrita school of medicine, Radiology;
Elamakkara 682026 Cochin, India;
Email:dranirudhnair@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 2 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Sagittal T1 weighted MR

    Small -ized pituitary gland with absent posterior pituitary bright spot and ectopic posterior pituitary bright spot (arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Screening; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Coronal T1W MR imaging

    Lower half of stalk appearing thinner than the upper half (arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Screening; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Post contrast dynamic T1 weighted

    Post contrast T1W1 imaging showing non enhancing thinner lower half of stalk (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Screening; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
Small -ized pituitary gland with absent posterior pituitary bright spot and ectopic posterior pituitary bright spot (arrow)
 
Lower half of stalk appearing thinner than the upper half (arrow)
 
Post contrast T1W1 imaging showing non enhancing thinner lower half of stalk (arrow).
 
 
 
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