A 38-year-old female asked:
does a homogenous enhancement of the pituitary gland on mri mean lympohocytic hypophysistis or anything else that may be wrong in the pituitary?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Frank Welte answered
16 years experience Radiology
No: The pituitary gland normal homogeneously enhances. The most common tumor of the pituitary (microadenoma or macroadenoma depending on size) shows up as an area of lower enhancement. Lymphocytic hypophysitis involves the pituitary stalk/infundibulum just above the pituitary, which becomes thickened. Homogeneous pituitary enhancement is a way of saying that by MRI the pituitary looks normal.
Answered on Jun 25, 2019
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