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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the pituitary: case report.
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PMID:  15336877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the pituitary is a very rare nonneoplastic lesion. We describe a case of a patient with past history of lymphocytic meningitis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 32-year-old man presented with polyuria, polydipsia, anorexia, abdominal discomfort, and panhypopituitarism. He had 2 episodes of lymphocytic meningitis in the last two years. Magnetic resonance image (MRI) disclosed a sellar and suprasellar mass with extension to the pituitary stalk. The patient underwent transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery to remove the lesion. Histopathological findings revealed mixed inflammatory cells composed mainly of lymphocytes, macrophages and extensive fibrosis. CONCLUSIONS: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the pituitary, although rare, should be included in the differential diagnosis of a sellar and suprasellar mass.
Mubarak Al-Shraim; Luis V Syro; Kalman Kovacs; Hernan Estrada; Humberto Uribe; Mubarak Al-Gahtany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-7; discussion 267     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pathology, St. Michael's Hospital, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Granuloma, Plasma Cell / pathology*,  surgery*
Pituitary Diseases / pathology*,  surgery*

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