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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 821-823

Hepatopathy in an adult, secondary to congenital untreated panhypopituitarism and ectopic posterior pituitary gland


1 Internal Medicine, Division of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, "Salvador Zubiran", Mexico City, Mexico
2 Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Division of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, "Salvador Zubiran", Mexico City, Mexico

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Miguel A Valle-Murillo
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.100638

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We report a rare case of an adult with advanced liver failure in the setting of an untreated congenital panhypopituitarism. A 32-years-old man presented with a newly onset seizure episode secondary to hypoglycemia. In the initial exploration, we found eunuchoid habitus, absence of secondary sexual characteristics, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Hormonal evaluation confirmed the absence of anterior hypophyseal hormones and the liver function tests showed derangement of liver function. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed hypoplastic adenohypophysis and ectopic posterior pituitary gland. In the approach to liver disease, no cause was identified, besides the untreated panhypopituitarism.


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