lymphocytic hypophysitis

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lym·pho·cy·tic hy·po·phy·si·tis

an acute anterior pituitary lymphocytic reaction characterized clinically by signs and symptoms of anterior pituitary insufficiency; probably an autoimmune disorder because antipituitary antibodies are present in the serum.
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lymphocytic hypophysitis

A relatively rare autoimmune disease in which the pituitary gland is infiltrated and damaged by lymphocytes, esp. during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Imaging studies of the pituitary gland show massive enlargement.. Imaging studies of the pituitary gland show massive enlargement. Hormone deficiencies, or in some cases, hyperprolactinemia, can occur.
Synonym: autoimmune hypophysitis
See also: hypophysitis
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Lymphoid hypophysitis in a patientwith lymphoid thyroiditis, lymphoid adrenalitis, and idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.