Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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: 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 389--392

Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis: A report of an uncommon disorder


Shubhangi Vinayak Agale, Rachana Binayke, Geeta Kumari, Grace F D'Costa 
 Department of Pathology, Grant Govt. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Shubhangi Vinayak Agale
Department of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

Hypophysitis of the pituitary gland is a rare inflammatory disorder and broadly classified as primary and secondary hypophysitis. Primary hypophysitis is mainly of lymphocytic, granulomatous, and xanthomatous types. Among the various primary hypophysitis, granulomatous hypophysitis is rare type with an incidence of 1 in 10 million. The various forms of hypophysitis are misdiagnosed as pituitary adenoma in 40% cases. Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis is even rarer inflammatory disorder accounting for <1% of cases involving panhypopituitarism with headache and visual disturbances. We report idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis in a 28-year-old female presenting with blurring of vision and headache.


How to cite this article:
Agale SV, Binayke R, Kumari G, D'Costa GF. Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis: A report of an uncommon disorder.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:389-392


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Agale SV, Binayke R, Kumari G, D'Costa GF. Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis: A report of an uncommon disorder. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];61:389-392
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