Autoimmune hypophysitis

Patrizio Caturegli, Craig Newschaffer, Alessandro Olivi, Martin G. Pomper, Peter C. Burger, Noel R. Rose

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Autoimmune (lymphocytic) hypophysitis is a rare disease that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any nonsecreting pituitary mass, especially when occurring during pregnancy or postpartum. We have analyzed 370 articles published from January 1962 to October 2004 and identified a total of 379 patients with primary lymphocytic hypophysitis. The present review synthesizes the clinical and research data reported in this body of scientific literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-614
Number of pages16
JournalEndocrine Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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