Pituitary region masses (most common)

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Amir Rezaee et al.

The five most common masses in the pituitary region are:

  1. pituitary macroadenoma
  2. meningioma
  3. aneurysm
  4. craniopharyngioma
  5. suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma

Craniopharyngioma and suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma are common in children, and pituitary macroadenomameningiomaaneurysm are mostly seen in adults and are exceedingly rare in children.

Share article

Article information

rID: 36482
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1: pituitary macroadenoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2: meningioma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 3: iIntrasellar ICA aneurysm
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 4: craniopharyngioma - papillary
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 5: pilocytic astrocytoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.