Lymphocytic Adenohypophysitis

Can J Neurol Sci. 1988 Feb;15(1):38-43. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100027165.


Lymphocytic adenohypophysitis (LAH) is an uncommon disorder in the spectrum of pituitary disease. Twenty-three cases proven by biopsy or at autopsy have been reported since 1962. We report 2 further cases and review the etiology, immunology and pathology of the disease. The diagnosis should be considered in a female patient who presents during the post-partum period with the clinical picture of a non-functional or prolactin cell pituitary adenoma and evidence of hypopituitarism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autoimmune Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Autoimmune Diseases / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphocytes / pathology*
  • Pituitary Diseases / complications
  • Pituitary Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Pituitary Diseases / immunology*
  • Pituitary Gland, Anterior / diagnostic imaging
  • Pituitary Gland, Anterior / pathology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed