Pituitary stalk lesions

Demetra Rupp, Mark Molitch*

*Corresponding author for this work

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the diverse causes of pituitary stalk lesions, their diagnosis, and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathology of the pituitary stalk is often distinct from disease processes that affect the hypothalamus and/or pituitary. Pituitary stalk lesions fall into one of three categories: congenital, inflammatory/infectious, and neoplastic lesions. SUMMARY: Stalk thickening may be found incidentally or when evaluating pituitary functional abnormalities. The precise cause must be looked for to enable the proper form of therapy of the underlying process. Hormone replacement is often also necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-345
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008


  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Infundibulum
  • Pituitary stalk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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