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December 26, 2000

Pituitary enlargement in patients with intracranial hypotension syndrome

December 26, 2000 issue
55 (12) 1895-1897

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Article abstract—The authors analyzed whether the pituitary gland enlarges in intracranial hypotension syndrome by studying 11 consecutive patients. Initial MRI scans showed pituitary gland enlargement with a convex superior margin. Follow-up MRI studies revealed that the size of the gland invariably diminished in all patients. The authors hypothesize that pituitary gland enlargement in intracranial hypotension syndrome is due to hyperemia of dural and epidural venous sinuses.

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Neurology®
Volume 55Number 12December 26, 2000
Pages: 1895-1897
PubMed: 11134390

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Received: May 22, 2000
Accepted: August 24, 2000
Published online: December 26, 2000
Published in print: December 26, 2000

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J. Alvarez–Linera, MD
From the Service of Neuroradiology (Drs. Alvarez-Linera and Escribano), Hospital Rúber Internacional, Madrid; Service of Neurology (Drs. Benito-León and Porta-Etessam), Hospital General de Móstoles, Móstoles, Madrid; and Service of Neuroradiology (Dr. Rovira), Hospital Universitario “Vall d’Hebrón,” Barcelona, Spain.
J. Escribano, MD, PhD
From the Service of Neuroradiology (Drs. Alvarez-Linera and Escribano), Hospital Rúber Internacional, Madrid; Service of Neurology (Drs. Benito-León and Porta-Etessam), Hospital General de Móstoles, Móstoles, Madrid; and Service of Neuroradiology (Dr. Rovira), Hospital Universitario “Vall d’Hebrón,” Barcelona, Spain.
J. Benito–León, MD, PhD
From the Service of Neuroradiology (Drs. Alvarez-Linera and Escribano), Hospital Rúber Internacional, Madrid; Service of Neurology (Drs. Benito-León and Porta-Etessam), Hospital General de Móstoles, Móstoles, Madrid; and Service of Neuroradiology (Dr. Rovira), Hospital Universitario “Vall d’Hebrón,” Barcelona, Spain.
J. Porta–Etessam, MD
From the Service of Neuroradiology (Drs. Alvarez-Linera and Escribano), Hospital Rúber Internacional, Madrid; Service of Neurology (Drs. Benito-León and Porta-Etessam), Hospital General de Móstoles, Móstoles, Madrid; and Service of Neuroradiology (Dr. Rovira), Hospital Universitario “Vall d’Hebrón,” Barcelona, Spain.
A. Rovira, MD
From the Service of Neuroradiology (Drs. Alvarez-Linera and Escribano), Hospital Rúber Internacional, Madrid; Service of Neurology (Drs. Benito-León and Porta-Etessam), Hospital General de Móstoles, Móstoles, Madrid; and Service of Neuroradiology (Dr. Rovira), Hospital Universitario “Vall d’Hebrón,” Barcelona, Spain.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Julián Benito-León, Avda de la Constitución 73, portal 3, 7° Izquierda, E-28820 Coslada, Madrid, Spain; e-mail: [email protected]

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