Chief Cushie ~MaryO~ Posted July 15, 2008 Chief Cushie Report Share Posted July 15, 2008 August 2008, 15:4 > Pituitary stalk lesions. Long URL Pituitary stalk lesions. Neuroendocrinology Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity. 15(4):339-345, August 2008. Rupp, Demetra; Molitch, Mark Abstract: Purpose of review: To describe the diverse causes of pituitary stalk lesions, their diagnosis, and treatment. Recent findings: Pathology of the pituitary stalk is often distinct from disease processes that affect the hypothalamus and/or pituitary. Pituitary stalk lesions fall into one of three categories: congenital, inflammatory/infectious, and neoplastic lesions. Summary: Stalk thickening may be found incidentally or when evaluating pituitary functional abnormalities. The precise cause must be looked for to enable the proper form of therapy of the underlying process. Hormone replacement is often also necessary. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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