Pituitary region mass with intrinsic high T1 signal

Pituitary region mass with an intrinsic high T1 signal, also referred as suprasellar hotspots, are relatively frequently encountered, and the presence of high T1 signal narrows the differential somewhat. 

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rID: 17386
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Suprasellar hotspots
  • Pituitary region lesion with intrinsic high T1 signal

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: hemorrhagic macroadenoma
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  • Case 2: craniopharyngioma
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  • Case 3: Rathke's cleft cyst
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  • Case 4: thrombosed aneurysm
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  • Case 5: mature teratoma
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  • Case 6: intracranial lipoma
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  • Case 7: normal posterior pituitary
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  • Case 2: ectopic posterior pituitary
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