publication . Article . 2017

An atypical pituitary adenoma with a high degree of malignancy: a case report

Songquan Wang; Deling Li; Guijun Jia; Ming Ni;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Chinese Neurosurgical Journal, volume 3 (eissn: 2057-4967, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Abstract Background Pituitary carcinoma is very rare and hard to diagnose. However, some atypical pituitary adenomas present with a high rate of proliferation and extensive invasion, suggesting a tumor with a high degree of malignancy. Case presentation Here, we present a case study of this type of tumor. A 46 years old women was admitted for headaches and impaired vision, and MRI and CT revealed a sellar lesion. She underwent a transsphenoidal surgery followed by radiotherapy, but the tumor recurred only one month later. She decided to undergo a second and third operation. The final pathology showed a non-functioning adenoma that was approximately 80% ki-67-pos...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medicine, business.industry, business, Transsphenoidal surgery, medicine.medical_treatment, Pituitary carcinoma, Adenoma, medicine.disease, Carcinoma, Malignancy, Headaches, medicine.symptom, Pituitary adenoma, Metastasis, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Atypical pituitary adenoma, Pathology, Invasiveness, RD1-811, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429
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publication . Article . 2017

An atypical pituitary adenoma with a high degree of malignancy: a case report

Songquan Wang; Deling Li; Guijun Jia; Ming Ni;