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Jin Sun Jang  (Jang JS) 2 Articles
Pregnancy-induced Osteoporosis Combined with Multiple Compression Fractures: A Case Report.
Ji Eun Lee, Jin Sun Jang, Sun Hee Ko, Min Hee Kim, Dong Jun Lim, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Sook Hee Hong, Ja seong Bae, Kyeoung Sik Ryu
Endocrinol Metab. 2011;26(2):150-154.   Published online June 1, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2011.26.2.150
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Pregnancy associated osteoporosis (PAO) is a rare condition. It may affect women during pregnancy or after the delivery and it can induce severe back pain. Physicians can find multiple compression fractures on the plain images of these patients. However, little is known about PAO, including the prevalence, the cause, the risk factors and the prognosis. Herein we report on a case of PAO in a 38-year-old female who suffered from severe back pain induced by multiple vertebral compression fractures. After excluding the possibility of unknown malignancy, the patient underwent vertebroplasty to improve the clinical symptom. The bone biopsy results confirmed multiple benign acute compression fractures. The patient was treated with oral bisphosphonate, calcium and vitamin D. She showed clinical improvement without developing any additional vertebral fracture. When young women during pregnancy or just after the delivery complain of persistent back pain, PAO should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and early recognition and treatment are needed for PAO.

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  • Effect of teriparatide on pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis with multiple vertebral fractures
    Eun Yeong Choe, Je Eun Song, Kyeong Hye Park, Hannah Seok, Eun Jig Lee, Sung-Kil Lim, Yumie Rhee
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.2012; 30(5): 596.     CrossRef
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A Case of Pituitary Abscess that was Difficult to Diagnose due to Repeated Symptomatic Responses to Every Corticosteroid Administration.
Jin Sun Jang, Jae Seung Yun, Jung Ah Shin, Min Hee Kim, Dong Jun Lim, Jae Hyung Cho, Kun Ho Yoon, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Ho Young Son, Yong Kil Hong
Endocrinol Metab. 2011;26(1):72-77.   Published online March 1, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2011.26.1.72
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Pituitary abscess is a rare pathology, but it is a potentially life-threatening condition. Therefore, timely intervention, including antibiotics and an operation, can prevent the morbidity and mortality in such cases. A 31-year-old woman, who was 16 months after her second delivery, presented with intermittent headache for 3 months. Amenorrhea, polyuria and polydipsia were noticed and the endocrinological hormone studies were compatible with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus. Pituitary MRI demonstrated a 2.3 cm sized cystic mass with an upper small nodular lesion. Her symptoms such as headache and fever were repeatedly improved whenever corticosteroid was administered, which led us to suspect the diagnosis of an inflammatory condition like lymphocytic hypophysitis. During the hormone replacement therapy, her cystic pituitary mass had grown and her symptoms progressively worsened for another two months. The patient underwent trans-sphenoidal exploration and she turned out to have a pituitary abscess. At the 3-month follow-up, amenorrhea was noticed and her residual function of the pituitary was tested by a combined pituitary stimulation test. The results were compatible with panhypopituitarism. She received levothyroxine 100 microg, prednisolone 5 mg and desmopressin spray and she is being observed at the out-patient clinic. The authors experienced a patient with primary pituitary abscess that was confirmed pathologically and we report on its clinical course with a literature review.
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