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Coexistence of ectopic pituitary adenoma and empty sella in a patient with acromegaly : A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  22824688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ectopic pituitary adenoma with an empty sella is extremely rare. We report an unusual patient with an ectopic growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the sphenoid sinus with an empty sella. The association is related to a development disorder of the anterior pituitary tissues. Tumor in the sphenoid sinus was completely removed by endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach. During the follow-up, the patient met the criteria for endocrinological cure.
Authors:
Jing-Fang Hong; Xue-Hua Ding; Shou-Sen Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Fuzhou General Hospital, Fuzhou, China.
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