Pituitary macroadenoma

Case contributed by Dr Aliakbar Sahraei


The patient is a 70 years old male who presents with headaches for 6 months prior to imaging.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

There is a suprasellar solid tumor measuring about 2 cm with an attenuation similar to brain (30-40 HU).

Case Discussion

Pituitary macroadenomas are the most common suprasellar mass in adults, and responsible for the majority of transsphenoidal hypophysectomys. They are defined a as pituitary adenomas greater than 10 mm in size and are approximately twice as common as pituitary microadenomas.

This patient underwent surgical removal of the mass and pathology confirmed the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 42586
Published: 30th Jan 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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