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Could chiari malformation cause pituitary problems or diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very unusual

7 cases of hypopituitarism all having a history of breech delivery, asphyxia at birth, and syringomyelia.
A small pituitary gland was found on MRI or CT in six cases, invisible pituitary stalk on MRI in five cases, and type 1 Arnold-Chiari malformation in six cases. A constellation of these abnormalities best explained by traction of brain and spinal cord.Not usually with uncomplicated Chiari 1.

In brief: Very unusual

7 cases of hypopituitarism all having a history of breech delivery, asphyxia at birth, and syringomyelia.
A small pituitary gland was found on MRI or CT in six cases, invisible pituitary stalk on MRI in five cases, and type 1 Arnold-Chiari malformation in six cases. A constellation of these abnormalities best explained by traction of brain and spinal cord.Not usually with uncomplicated Chiari 1.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: Chiari malformation

A Chair malformation does not affect the pituitary gland nor does it cause diabetes insipidus.

In brief: Chiari malformation

A Chair malformation does not affect the pituitary gland nor does it cause diabetes insipidus.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Don't know

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In brief: Don't know

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Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
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