Turkish Journal of
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Case Report

Pituitary Gland Metastasis of Endometrial Cancer: A Case Report


Department of Internal Medicine, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Baskent University Facult of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ankara, Turkey

Turk J Endocrinol Metab 2022; 26: 171-173
DOI: 10.5152/tjem.2022.22011
Read: 364 Downloads: 134 Published: 06 September 2022

Tumor metastasis to the pituitary gland is very rare. Breast and lung cancers are the most common neoplasms reported to metastasize to the pituitary gland. Pituitary metastasis of endometrial carcinoma is extremely rare. Most of the pituitary metastasis are asymptomatic and therefore can be easily overlooked in imaging studies. Polyuria and polydipsia due to diabetes insipidus are the most common symptoms in these patients. Patients may also present with visual impairment and symptoms of panhypopituitarism. In this case report, we share a case presented with sudden onset of diabetes insipidus, as well as ophthalmoplegia, and diagnosed as pituitary metastasis of endometrium adenocarcinoma in imaging studies.

Cite this article as: Farzaliyeva A, Turhan İyidir Ö, Altay FP, Başçıl Tütüncü N. Pituitary gland metastasis of endometrial cancer: A case report. Turk J Endocrinol Metab. 2022;26(3):171-173.

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