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Rev Pneumol Clin. 2006 Sep;62(4):231-6.

[Pituitary metastases from lung cancer. Five cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Pneumologie Lyautey, Hôpital Lyautey, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1 rue des Cannoniers, 67000 Strasbourg.


Pituitary metastases are rare and generally asymptomatic. We studied 5 patients with pituitary metastases from lung cancer, illustrating the different clinical features. These metastases were in these cases symptomatic with the manifestation being diabetes insipidus or visual field defect. Histological subtypes from our five patients were as well small cell or non small cell lung cancer. After diagnosis of pituitary metastasis, prognosis seems to be linked to the histological subtype and the stage of lung cancer, rather than to the presence of such metastases.

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