Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2004;19(4):433-438.
Published online August 1, 2004.
A Case of Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism with Partial Empty Sella.
Jang Hyun Koh, Yeon Lee, Joung Wook Choi, Tae Won Hong, Mi Jin Kim, Young Goo Shin, Choon Hee Chung
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a rare endocrine syndrome, which is characterized by Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP) presents with AHO features, but does not show clinical symptoms or the same laboratory finding as hypoparathyroidism. A 54 aged woman visited our department with lower abdominal pain. She had a history of a total hysterectomy due to persistent uterine bleeding 30 years previously. She showed abnormal physical findings, including a round face, short stature and brachydactyly. Her hormonal data were within normal limits, as follows: PTH 40.72 pg/mL, calcium 8.6 mg/dL, phosphorus 4.0 mg/dL and 24 hour urine cAMP 3.2 nmol/mg. On a pituitary challenge test, the basal levels and response rates of FSH and LH were low, and a sella CT scan showed partially empty sella. Herein is reported a case of PPHP, with partial empty sella, with a review of the literature
Key Words: Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism, Empty sella


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