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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 February;169(1):23-26

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Hypopituitarism and reversible involvement of pituitary gland during Hodgkin’s disease: a case report

Proto G., Purinan A.

Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy


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Metastasis, or involvement of the pituitary gland, is uncommon and is usually a complication of systemic cancer in elderly patients with diffuse malignant diseases. We hereby describe the case of a 47 yr-old man who has a pituitary lesion, hypopituitarism and Hodgkin’s disease. After a year from the diagnosis and chemotherapy we observed a complete reversible hypogonadism and a normal pituitary stalk.

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