Jacobs Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Progressing to Graves’ disease After Excision of a Non-Function Pituitary Adenoma: A Case Report

Published on: 2018-11-22

Abstract

Non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA’s) are common type of pituitary tumors. They usually presentlate with compression symptoms. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid hormone receptors inthe thyroid gland. The relationship between these two pathologies is extremely rare and to our knowledge, has not beendescribed in the literature yet. In this report we describe a case of a patient who was diagnosed with a NFPA and found outto have Graves’ disease after resection of the Adenoma.

Keywords

Graves’ disease; Thyrotoxicosis, Pituitary Adenoma, Diabetes Insipidus