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Mass lesions

  • Pituitary adenoma (prolactinoma, nonfunctioning, growth hormone-secreting)
  • Granuloma
  • Brain tumor (eg, craniopharyngioma, meningioma, germinoma, glioma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma of the clivus)
  • Rathke’s cleft cyst
  • Aneurysm
  • Pituitary apoplexy (hemorrhage in pituitary tumor)
  • Metastatic carcinoma
Without mass lesion
  • Idiopathic
  • Trauma
  • Cranial irradiation
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Surgery
  • Encephalitis
  • Autoimmune
  • Stroke
  • Status post-coronary artery bypass graft
  • Postpartum pituitary necrosis (Sheehan’s syndrome)
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Eclampsia-preeclampsia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • African trypanosomiasis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Hypopituitarism." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. 5minute, www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114298/all/Hypopituitarism.
Zeiger RF. Hypopituitarism. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114298/all/Hypopituitarism. Accessed May 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Hypopituitarism. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114298/all/Hypopituitarism
Zeiger RF. Hypopituitarism [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 May 21]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114298/all/Hypopituitarism.
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