J Korean Radiol Soc.  2007 Jun;56(6):523-525. 10.3348/jkrs.2007.56.6.523.

MR Imaging Findings of the Pituitary Gland in Patients with Transfusional Hemochromatosis: Two Case Reports

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  • 1Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Korea. cjsong@cnu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Korea.

Abstract

Hemochromatosis is a disorder caused by excessive iron deposition in parenchymal cells that leads to cellular damage and organ dysfunction. The excessive iron overload of secondary hemochromatosis is associated with chronic disorders of erythropoiesis that are treated with prolonged repeated blood transfusions. We experienced two cases of transfusional hemochromatosis involving the pituitary gland, and we report the findings of the MR imaging.

Keyword

Hemochromatosis; Pituitary, MR
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