Case 228 -- Increased Thirst, Lethargy and Body Weight Gain

Contributed by Octavia Graur, MD, PhD and Mohamed A Virji, MD, PhD
Published on line in April 2000


PATIENT HISTORY:

This is a 47 year old white postmenopausal female with no significant past medical history who presented with progressive headaches and visual blurring, as well as increased thirst, fatigue, lethargy and a fifty pound weight gain over a period of 1.5 months. She also complained of short-term memory loss. A CT scan of the head showed a 2 cm suprasellar mass (Figs. 01 and 02). A stereotactic biopsy of the lesion was performed.

LABORATORY WORK-UP AND HISTOLOGY

FINAL DIAGNOSIS


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