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Solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa: a case report and review of the literature.
Surg Neurol. 1992 May; 37(5):388-93.SN

Abstract

A rare case of solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa is reported. A 50-year-old woman with a history of diplopia and a mass in the sphenoid sinus and the sellar region, documented by computed tomography, was referred to our department with a presumed diagnosis of nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. The clinical and biochemical characteristics were unrevealing, but magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated the extrapituitary origin of the lesion. The patient was operated on by the transsphenoidal approach, and the lesion was histologically diagnosed as a plasmacytoma. Review of the literature disclosed 11 previously described cases of myelomatous disease presenting clinically as a pituitary adenoma. Our case demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging investigation may help in distinguishing the extrapituitary origin of a mass involving the pituitary fossa.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Milano, IRCCS San Raffaele, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1631767

Citation

Losa, M, et al. "Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Sphenoid Sinus Involving the Pituitary Fossa: a Case Report and Review of the Literature." Surgical Neurology, vol. 37, no. 5, 1992, pp. 388-93.
Losa M, Terreni MR, Tresoldi M, et al. Solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa: a case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 1992;37(5):388-93.
Losa, M., Terreni, M. R., Tresoldi, M., Marcatti, M., Campi, A., Triulzi, F., Scotti, G., & Giovanelli, M. (1992). Solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa: a case report and review of the literature. Surgical Neurology, 37(5), 388-93.
Losa M, et al. Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Sphenoid Sinus Involving the Pituitary Fossa: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Surg Neurol. 1992;37(5):388-93. PubMed PMID: 1631767.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa: a case report and review of the literature. AU - Losa,M, AU - Terreni,M R, AU - Tresoldi,M, AU - Marcatti,M, AU - Campi,A, AU - Triulzi,F, AU - Scotti,G, AU - Giovanelli,M, PY - 1992/5/1/pubmed PY - 1992/5/1/medline PY - 1992/5/1/entrez SP - 388 EP - 93 JF - Surgical neurology JO - Surg Neurol VL - 37 IS - 5 N2 - A rare case of solitary plasmacytoma of the sphenoid sinus involving the pituitary fossa is reported. A 50-year-old woman with a history of diplopia and a mass in the sphenoid sinus and the sellar region, documented by computed tomography, was referred to our department with a presumed diagnosis of nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. The clinical and biochemical characteristics were unrevealing, but magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated the extrapituitary origin of the lesion. The patient was operated on by the transsphenoidal approach, and the lesion was histologically diagnosed as a plasmacytoma. Review of the literature disclosed 11 previously described cases of myelomatous disease presenting clinically as a pituitary adenoma. Our case demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging investigation may help in distinguishing the extrapituitary origin of a mass involving the pituitary fossa. SN - 0090-3019 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1631767/Solitary_plasmacytoma_of_the_sphenoid_sinus_involving_the_pituitary_fossa:_a_case_report_and_review_of_the_literature_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -