Article Text


Hypopituitarism due to lymphocytic hypophysitis in a patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis.
  1. A. Alvarez,
  2. F. Cordido,
  3. F. Sacristán
  1. Department of Pathology, Juan Canalejo Hospital, La Coruña, Spain.


    We present a 78-year-old woman with clinical acute hypopituitarism in whom pathologic findings showed lymphocytic hypophysitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis. Lymphocytic hypophysitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of hypopituitarism at any age. The association with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis suggest an autoimmune origin for this entity.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles