Infundibuloneurohypophysitis as a Cause of Central Diabetes Insipidus in an Indian Woman Two Years Postpartum

  • Sueziani Zainudin Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital
  • Tey Beng Hea Department of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore
  • Jean-Pierre Laporte Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  • Sum Chee Fang Department of Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Abstract

Infundibuloneurohypophysitis is a rare disorder which involves inflammation of the pituitary stalk and posterior pituitary gland. We describe the case of a woman in her late postpartum period presenting with acute onset central diabetes insipidus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed nodular enhancement of the pituitary infundibulum and ectopia of the posterior pituitary gland. The treatment was hormone replacement. The role of steroid therapy for this condition is controversial.

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Published
2014-05-22
How to Cite
Zainudin, S., Hea, T. B., Laporte, J.-P., & Fang, S. C. (2014). Infundibuloneurohypophysitis as a Cause of Central Diabetes Insipidus in an Indian Woman Two Years Postpartum. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 27(1), 100. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/22
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Case Reports