Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


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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Case information

rID: 70974
Published: 12th Sep 2019
Last edited: 13th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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