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An unusual cause of hypopituitarism
  1. Helen Partridge,
  2. Mary Armitage,
  3. Tristan Richardson
  1. Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Helen Partridge, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK; Helen.partridge1{at}

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An 87-year-old woman presented with lethargy, malaise, hyponatraemia and biochemical secondary hypothyroidism. Pituitary function testing revealed her to be panhypopituitary with mildly raised prolactin. MRI was performed and revealed large, bilateral, ectatic internal carotid arteries virtually meeting in the midline …

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