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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 41(4); 2007 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2007;41(4): 255-257.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2007.41.4.255
A Rare Case of Male Lymphocytic Hypophysitis.
Sung Dae Cho, Ealmaan Kim, Man Bin Yim
Department of Neurosurgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. bach1158@dsmc.or.kr
ABSTRACT
Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LH) is characterized by lymphocytic pituitary infiltration, which occurs mostly during or after pregnancy. Its involvement in male is very rare. The authors report herein a LH mimicking pituitary macroadenoma clinically and radiologically in male patient who presented with visual disturbance and hypogonadism.
Key Words: Pituitary; Lymphocytic hypophysitis; Pituitary adenoma; Hypopituitarism; Transsphenoidal surgery
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