A Trial of Oral Glucocorticoids in the Resolution of Recurrent Granulomatous Hypophysitis: A Case Report

Katrina Rodriguez-Asuncion, Thelma Crisostomo

Abstract

Granulomatous hypophysitis is an extremely rare condition, with no established definitive treatment. An elderly Asian woman was diagnosed to have recurrent granulomatous hypophysitis 5 years after transsphenoidal surgery. No other intervention was done post-operatively. Since another surgery was not advisable due to the high probability of recurrence, she was started on a trial of oral glucocorticoids. After 3 months of steroid therapy, complete resolution of symptoms and sellar mass were achieved.

Keywords

granulomatous hypophysitis, autoimmune hypophysitis, glucocorticoids

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