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10 Possible Causes for Hirsutism, MRI Scan showing Pituitary Enlargement, Muscle Mass Decreased

  • Prolactinoma

    This 33-year-old woman was admitted to the internal medicine outpatient clinic for irregular menses, obesity, hirsutism and infertility, and hyperprolactinemia.[] muscle mass Decreased facial and body hair If you develop signs or symptoms associated with prolactinoma and/or hyperprolactinemia, make an appointment to see your doctor[] Physical examination, revealed hirsutism (Ferrimann-Gallwey score 12 points).[]

  • Pituitary Neoplasm

    Further changes in the voice, and hirsutism, confirm the diagnosis.[] Some of the associated clinical features in adults patients with growth hormone deficiency include increase in fatty tissue, decrease in muscle mass, decrease in strength[] The classic presentation is one of rapid weight gain with striae, hypertension, growth failure, and pubertal failure or arrest, with hirsutism and premature pubarche in prepubertal[]

  • Acromegaly

    […] growths) Sleep apnea Widened fingers or toes, with swelling, redness, and pain Other symptoms that may occur with this disease: Colon polyps Excess hair growth in females ( hirsutism[] […] tissues and a decrease in muscle mass.[] […] and fibroblasts in the skin Excessive eccrine and apocrine sweating Breast tissue becoming atrophic; galactorrhea High blood pressure Mitral valvular regurgitation Mild hirsutism[]

  • Nelson Syndrome

    Computerized tomography (CT) scan of the brain did not reveal any mass lesion in the sella and parasellar areas, while abdominal CT scan showed enlargement of both adrenal[] […] obesity, moon face, acne, abdominal striae, hypertension, decreased carbohydrate tolerance, protein catabolism, psychiatric disturbances, and osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and hirsutism[] muscle mass and increased fat mass are noted and accompanied by a low metabolic rate which is approximately 60% of normal. 1, 2, 6 There are limited treatment options available[]

  • Pituitary Adenoma

    […] awareness for this complex condition, especially for adult or pediatric endocrinologists who might see these patients referred for evaluation of acromegaloid features or hirsutism[] Adults who are growth hormone deficient may have an increased amount of body fat and decreased amount of muscle mass.[] The study also found that hirsutism, facial plethora, and muscular weakness and atrophy occurred more often in the patients with microadenomas, while nephrolithiasis, osteopenia[]

  • Gonadotropic Pituitary Adenoma

    However, pituitary MRI scanning showed local recurrence and further enlargement of the residual tumor (Figure 3B).[] Symptoms include weight gain, hirsutism, abdominal striae, moon face, posterior cervical fat pad, diabetes, and hypertension.[] […] weight loss problems and loss of muscle mass.[]

  • Growth Failure

    A brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was also performed, which showed an enlarged pituitary gland, raising concern for a possible pituitary macroadenoma (Figure 1[] Other signs and symptoms include hypertension, skin changes (eg, hirsutism, striae, acanthosis nigricans, acne, easy bruising), virilization, delayed puberty and amenorrhea[] They may notice a relative increase in fat mass, especially abdominal and visceral, along with a decrease in muscle mass.[]

  • Pituitary Dwarfism

    X-ray may show skull abnormalities such as small, enlarged, or empty sella or a space-occupying lesion. A CT and/or MRI scan of the head may be ordered.[] Varying degrees of virilism in females, birdied ladies in circus, or perhaps only hirsutism before puberty occur.[] They may notice a relative increase in fat mass, especially abdominal and visceral, along with a decrease in muscle mass.[]

  • Posterior Pituitary Disease

    Anatomy of Pituitary The best way to see the pituitary gland is with MRI. Figure 2 and 3 shows an MRI scan of a normal pituitary from the side and from the frontal view.[] […] cortisol Extreme mood swings Weakness, possible muscle wasting Darkening of skin pigmentation Dark purple striae (similar to stretch marks on abdomen and tops of thighs) Hirsutism[] Symptoms of GH deficiency in adults include fatigue, poor exercise tolerance, decreased muscle mass, increased fat mass and poor quality life.[]

  • Precocious Puberty in Males

    . • Pelvic ultrasound reveals progressive enlargement of ovaries followed by uterus to pubertal size.• Osseous maturation advances.• An MRI scan usually shows normal enlargement[] Evaluation of women with hirsutism. Am Fam Physician. 1996;54:117–24. 21. Rosenfield RL. Hyperandrogenism in peripubertal girls.[] In boys, muscle mass, as measured by radiologic studies of muscle cross-sectional area, increases fourfold; in girls, muscle mass increases twofold.[]

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