[MRI of hypophysitis]

Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2012 Apr;73(2):76-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ando.2012.03.029. Epub 2012 Apr 17.
[Article in French]


The pattern of adenohypophysitis is that of an enlarged pituitary gland in a normal sized sellar turcica with intense enhancement after gadolinium injection. The pattern of infundibulo-neurohypophysitis is that of a diabetes insipidus, i.e. enlargement of the pituitary stalk without any storage of the antidiuretic hormone.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / diagnostic imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
  • Pituitary Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging