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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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OLIVEIRA, MIRIAM DA COSTA; CREMONESE, RAFAEL  and  PIZARRO, CRISTINA. Hyperprolactinemia associated to calcification of the pituitary stalk: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.2, pp. 289-291. ISSN 0004-282X.

In this work, the authors report the case of a female patient with 24 years of age with hyperprolactinemia, who presented a pituitary stalk calcification as seen by CT scan. Once other possible etiologies were excluded, we concluded that the calcification was probably related to hyperprolactinemia caused by interruption of the input of dopamine to the pituitary gland.

Keywords : pituitary gland; prolactin; hyperprolactinemia; pituitary stalk; calcification.

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