What monitoring should be performed for patients with idiopathic central diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Given the possible diagnostic confusion, close clinical and MRI follow-up is necessary. Serial contrast-enhanced brain MRIs (every 3-6 months for the first 2 years) in patients with central DI who have pituitary stalk thickening may shorten the time to diagnosis of germinoma by as much as 1 year.


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