Pituitary stalk transection syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer


The patient present with short stature, delayed milestone, and low growth hormone.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male
  • The posterior pituitary gland is ectopic located adjust to the hypothalamus.
  • The anterior pituitary gland is hypoplastic located in the Sella turcica.
  • Absence of pituitary infundibulum.
  • Subependymal grey matter heterotopia is seen in the left lateral ventricle.
  • Two arachnoid cysts are seen, one of them in the left middle cranial fossa and the other in the posterior cranial fossa.
  • No signs of septo-optic dysplasia.

Case Discussion

The diagnosis is always established in the first decade and suspected by clinical and lab result and confirmed by MRI study.

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Case information

rID: 68075
Published: 15th May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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