Partial duplication of the hypophysis in adult patients: report of 2 cases

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 2007;31(3):365-7. doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000243458.08061.f1.


Complete duplication of the pituitary gland is an extremely rare condition which is associated with a wide range of anomalies. An incomplete duplication affecting only the anterior pituitary gland or the pituitary stalk has not been described so far. We report 2 such cases of partial duplication of the hypophysis and briefly review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary Gland / abnormalities*