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Ectopic suprasellar growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: case report.
Neurosurgery. 2007 Oct; 61(4):E879; discussion E879.N

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Ectopic pituitary adenomas are rare. We present an unusual case of an ectopic growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the suprasellar space.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION

A 31-year-old man presented with a history of chronic headache and typical clinical signs of acromegaly. Magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed a suprasellar mass not arising from the normal looking pituitary gland.

INTERVENTION

The patient underwent gross total removal of the tumor through a pterional approach. At the time of follow-up, he met the criteria of endocrinological cure. Histological examination showed a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

CONCLUSION

Although uncommon, growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas are encountered in the suprasellar region. They should be added to the differential diagnosis of tumors in this location.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17986925

Citation

Guerrero, Carlos A., et al. "Ectopic Suprasellar Growth Hormone-secreting Pituitary Adenoma: Case Report." Neurosurgery, vol. 61, no. 4, 2007, pp. E879; discussion E879.
Guerrero CA, Krayenbühl N, Husain M, et al. Ectopic suprasellar growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: case report. Neurosurgery. 2007;61(4):E879; discussion E879.
Guerrero, C. A., Krayenbühl, N., Husain, M., & Krisht, A. F. (2007). Ectopic suprasellar growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: case report. Neurosurgery, 61(4), E879; discussion E879.
Guerrero CA, et al. Ectopic Suprasellar Growth Hormone-secreting Pituitary Adenoma: Case Report. Neurosurgery. 2007;61(4):E879; discussion E879. PubMed PMID: 17986925.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ectopic suprasellar growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: case report. AU - Guerrero,Carlos A, AU - Krayenbühl,Niklaus, AU - Husain,Muhammad, AU - Krisht,Ali F, PY - 2007/11/8/pubmed PY - 2007/12/22/medline PY - 2007/11/8/entrez SP - E879; discussion E879 JF - Neurosurgery JO - Neurosurgery VL - 61 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Ectopic pituitary adenomas are rare. We present an unusual case of an ectopic growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the suprasellar space. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old man presented with a history of chronic headache and typical clinical signs of acromegaly. Magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed a suprasellar mass not arising from the normal looking pituitary gland. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent gross total removal of the tumor through a pterional approach. At the time of follow-up, he met the criteria of endocrinological cure. Histological examination showed a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma CONCLUSION: Although uncommon, growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas are encountered in the suprasellar region. They should be added to the differential diagnosis of tumors in this location. SN - 1524-4040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17986925/Ectopic_suprasellar_growth_hormone_secreting_pituitary_adenoma:_case_report_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -