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Pituitary adenoma and vestibular schwannoma: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20935399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The concurrence of the intracranial multiple primary tumors (MPTs) consisting of acoustic neuroma (AN) and pituitary adenoma is very rare. Here, we report a 42-year-old female who presented with left AN associated with pituitary adenoma. A total of three such cases have been reported before and which also presented with left AN with pituitary adenoma. Recently, a new "field cancerization" model has been proposed, which could explain MPTs and is consistent with the pathogenesis of such cases. The model also indicates that when a pituitary tumor or AN is detected separately, we might consider the development of "expanding field" after oncological treatment especially after radiotherapy in order to prevent the second field tumor occurring.
Y Niu; L Ma; Q Mao; L Wu; J Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
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