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Imaging features of sellar cysticercosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12917134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases of sellar involvement of neurocysticercosis (NCC) are rare. Little is known about the mechanisms by which the parasite can compromise the pituitary gland. Although NCC damages sellar structures with direct compression by large cysts, extension through the basal cisterns and third ventricle with focal arachnoiditis can result as an inflammatory response. Evaluation for hypophyseal lesions in patients with NCC may allow for the diagnosis of unexplained loss of visual acuity and hormonal disturbances.
Nicasio Arriada-Mendicoa; Miguel Angel Celis-López; Jesús Higuera-Calleja; Teresa Corona-Vázquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1386-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Mexico City, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Neurocysticercosis / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Optic Chiasm / pathology,  radiography
Sella Turcica / innervation,  pathology*,  radiography*
Sphenoid Sinus / innervation,  pathology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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