Enlarged sella turcica

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Know case of pituitary tumor with hydrocephalus. VP shunt.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Marked enlargement of the sella turcica with some erosion of its inferior aspect.

VP shunt in situ.

Case Discussion

Lateral skull films are infrequently performed with such readily available CT imaging. They may still be performed as part of a VP shunt series.

In this case an enlarged sella turcica is well illustrated, in this case from a pituitary tumor.

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Case information

rID: 45929
Published: 14th Jun 2016
Last edited: 24th Dec 2019
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