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Pituitary Stones

GIOVANNI DI CHIRO, M.D.; RONALD SALDINO, M.D.; WILLIAM L. McGUFFIN JR., M.D.; RICHARD A. SACHSON, M.D.; PHILLIP GORDEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; and FREDERIC C. BARTTER, M.D.
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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Giovanni Di Chiro, M.D., Section on Neuroradiology, Bldg. 10, Rm. 2D17, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20014.


Bethesda, Maryland, San Diego, California, Durham, North Carolina, and Dallas, Texas


Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(1):66-69. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-66
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Two cases of patients having calcification within the sella turcica (pituitary stones) have been studied and followed up, one patient for 18 years. A detailed analysis of the radiographic findings and endocrinologic profiles of these two patients is presented. The rarity of bona fide pituitary stones and their benign nature, as evidenced by the two cases reported here, are emphasized.

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