Pituitary region lymphoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Visual disturbance and a CN VI palsy

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
MRI

MRI pituitary

These three selected images from an MRI of the pituitary demonstrate an ill-defined enhancing soft tissue mass engulfing the pituitary gland. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a transphenoidal resection and the diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma was established, a rare cause of a pituitary mass. 

Case courtesy of Dr Rodney Larsen.

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Case information

rID: 16822
Case created: 23rd Feb 2012
Last edited: 25th Dec 2016
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