Haemorrhagic pituitary macroadenoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

No history available

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Pituitary MRI

Modality: MRI

MRI of the pituitary demonstrates a large mass expanding the sella and extending into the suprasellar cistern compressing the optic chiasm. Within the right side of the mass a region of intrinsic high T1 and T2 signal is demonstrated (high T1 signal material is seen layering posteriorly) consistent with subacute blood products (extracellular met-haemoglobin). 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates appearances consistent with haemorrhage into a pituitary macroadenoma. It would be interesting to know if the patient presented with sudden headache / visual loss to suggest classic pituitary apoplexy. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 12838
Case created: 16th Jan 2011
Last edited: 15th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

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

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.