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Rev Med Interne. 2008 Jan;29(1):54-7. Epub 2007 Oct 26.

[Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma revealed by a pituitary gland diffusion].

[Article in French]

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Service de médecine interne, hôpital La-Rabta, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia. benghorbelimed@yahoo.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma is a rare fibrosing lesion of the lung, characterized by its histological appearance which includes central whorled deposits of lamellar collagen. The extrapulmonary diffusion of the disease is extremely rare, and in our knowledge any case of pituitary diffusion has ever been reported in the literature.

EXEGESIS:

We reported an unpublished case of a 31-year-old woman presenting with amenorrhea, galactorrhea, diplopia, headache, polyuria and polydipsia. The diagnosis of pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma revealed by an intracranial localization was based on radiologic and pathologic findings. Clinical course was favourable with corticotherapy.

CONCLUSION:

Our report is particular because cerebral localization was the initial manifestation of primary hyalinizing granuloma and because of the favourable outcome with corticotherapy.

PMID:
18045750
DOI:
10.1016/j.revmed.2007.09.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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