Duplication of pituitary gland

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 1997;21(3):459-61. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199705000-00022.


We present a case of duplication of the pituitary gland with associated clefts of the hard palate and body of the sphenoid and a midline palatine dermoid. This is an extremely rare malformation with only six previous case reports in the literature. Imaging findings are discussed and literature reviewed for possible morphogenesis, including its association with partial twinning and midline cleft face syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Cleft Palate / complications
  • Cleft Palate / diagnosis
  • Dermoid Cyst / complications
  • Dermoid Cyst / congenital
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Palatal Neoplasms / complications
  • Palatal Neoplasms / congenital
  • Palatal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pituitary Gland / abnormalities*
  • Pituitary Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Sphenoid Bone / abnormalities
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed