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Metastasis to pituitary adenoma: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19701874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a rare case of a metastasis to a pituitary adenoma and review 14 cases published in the literature to date. Metastases to pituitary adenomas most commonly present with rapidly progressing chiasm compression syndromes, headaches and oculomotor nerve palsies. The prognosis for this condition is poor. Metastases to pituitary adenomas have to be considered in the differential diagnosis of sellar tumors.
A Hoellig; P Niehusmann; S Flacke; R A Kristof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Central European neurosurgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1868-4912     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent Eur Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  2009-11-16     Revised Date:  2012-03-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101501500     Medline TA:  Cent Eur Neurosurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, Bonn 53105, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma / pathology*,  secondary*,  surgery
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Bone Neoplasms / drug therapy,  secondary
Fatal Outcome
Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology
Oculomotor Nerve / pathology
Ophthalmoplegia / etiology
Pituitary Neoplasms / pathology*,  secondary*,  surgery
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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