Case Report of a Pituitary Metastasis from Lung Adenocarcinoma Masquerading as Pituitary Adenoma

  • Radhamani Rajakumar Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh
  • Ijaz Hallaj Rahmatullah Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh,
  • Anilah Abdul Rahim Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh
Keywords: pituitary metastasis, diabetes inspidus, lung adenocarcinoma

Abstract

Metastasis to the pituitary gland is an unusual situation in clinical practice and is typically observed in those with underlying malignancy with breast and lung being the commonest primary site. However, we report a case of an apparently well 49-year-old female with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma who presented with visual disturbance and diabetes insipidus related to pituitary metastasis as an initial presentation.

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Author Biographies

Radhamani Rajakumar, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh

Endocrine Fellow

Ijaz Hallaj Rahmatullah, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh,

Consultant Endocrinologist

Anilah Abdul Rahim, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh

Consultant Endocrinologist

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Rajakumar, R., Rahmatullah, I. H., & Rahim, A. A. (2020). Case Report of a Pituitary Metastasis from Lung Adenocarcinoma Masquerading as Pituitary Adenoma. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 35(1). Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/783