Postpartum Pituitary Hypophysitis

Neil Tubridy, Jane Molloy, Dawn Saunders, Anthony Belli, Michael Powell, Gordon T. Plant
2001 Journal of neuro-ophthalmology  
The case of a young woman who developed lymphocytic hypophysitis 2 weeks after delivery of a healthy baby is reported. The patient presented with clinical features suggestive of a pituitary mass lesion, but surgery was avoided when other clinical and radiologic features were considered. The patient recovered with steroid treatment only. We review the literature on this increasingly recognized condition and argue that medical management may be more suitable than previously thought.
doi:10.1097/00041327-200106000-00010 pmid:11450898 fatcat:kyp2fkrznjcordstkeiq7dtojy