Pituitary macroadenoma

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Patient presenting with headache and visual disturbance.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Enlarged pituitary fossa, filled by a solid enhancing tumor, extending into the suprasellar cistern.  The pituitary is not separately identified.

The tumor has overall dimensions of 14*23*25 mm.

The mass causes superior displacement and marked compression of the optic chiasm.

On the left side, the lesion bulging into the cavernous sinus, abutting the ipsilateral carotid artery, but not invading the carotid arteries on either side.

Case Discussion

Pituitary macroadenoma is the most common suprasellar mass in adults, and responsible for the majority of trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomies.

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Case information

rID: 72903
Published: 18th Dec 2019
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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