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Pituitary chondrosarcoma: an unusual cause of a sellar mass presenting as a pituitary adenoma.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Jan; 86(1):386-91.JC

Abstract

A 37-yr-old woman with clinical, endocrinological, and radiological features suggestive of a nonfunctioning pituitary tumor was found to have a chondrosarcoma of the pituitary sella. The bony structures around the sella were relatively uninvolved, other than showing minor erosion of the left side of the dorsum and the posterior wall of the sphenoid sinus. After partial resection of the tumor by the transsphenoidal route the patient received postoperative radiosurgery by a linear accelerator, stereotactic multiarc radiotherapy. Subsequent follow-up revealed reduction of the residual tumor. This case demonstrates that a chondrosarcoma may apparently arise directly from the pituitary fossa and suggests the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery, at least in the medium term. The origin, areas of involvement, management, and long-term prognosis of these rare tumors are reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Endocrinology, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11232029

Citation

Allan, C A., et al. "Pituitary Chondrosarcoma: an Unusual Cause of a Sellar Mass Presenting as a Pituitary Adenoma." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 86, no. 1, 2001, pp. 386-91.
Allan CA, Kaltsas G, Evanson J, et al. Pituitary chondrosarcoma: an unusual cause of a sellar mass presenting as a pituitary adenoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001;86(1):386-91.
Allan, C. A., Kaltsas, G., Evanson, J., Geddes, J., Lowe, D. G., Plowman, P. N., & Grossman, A. B. (2001). Pituitary chondrosarcoma: an unusual cause of a sellar mass presenting as a pituitary adenoma. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 86(1), 386-91.
Allan CA, et al. Pituitary Chondrosarcoma: an Unusual Cause of a Sellar Mass Presenting as a Pituitary Adenoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001;86(1):386-91. PubMed PMID: 11232029.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pituitary chondrosarcoma: an unusual cause of a sellar mass presenting as a pituitary adenoma. AU - Allan,C A, AU - Kaltsas,G, AU - Evanson,J, AU - Geddes,J, AU - Lowe,D G, AU - Plowman,P N, AU - Grossman,A B, PY - 2001/3/7/pubmed PY - 2001/4/17/medline PY - 2001/3/7/entrez SP - 386 EP - 91 JF - The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism JO - J Clin Endocrinol Metab VL - 86 IS - 1 N2 - A 37-yr-old woman with clinical, endocrinological, and radiological features suggestive of a nonfunctioning pituitary tumor was found to have a chondrosarcoma of the pituitary sella. The bony structures around the sella were relatively uninvolved, other than showing minor erosion of the left side of the dorsum and the posterior wall of the sphenoid sinus. After partial resection of the tumor by the transsphenoidal route the patient received postoperative radiosurgery by a linear accelerator, stereotactic multiarc radiotherapy. Subsequent follow-up revealed reduction of the residual tumor. This case demonstrates that a chondrosarcoma may apparently arise directly from the pituitary fossa and suggests the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery, at least in the medium term. The origin, areas of involvement, management, and long-term prognosis of these rare tumors are reviewed. SN - 0021-972X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11232029/Pituitary_chondrosarcoma:_an_unusual_cause_of_a_sellar_mass_presenting_as_a_pituitary_adenoma_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article-lookup/doi/10.1210/jcem.86.1.7111 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -