A mixed functional microadenoma and ganglioneuroma of the pituitary fossa: Case report

K. J. Burchiel, C. M. Shaw, W. A. Kelly

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Abstract

The authors describe a case of a mixed prolactin- and somatotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma and ganglioneuroma of the pituitary fossa in a patient with galactorrhea, hyperprolactinemia, and headaches. Histological and electron microscopic findings were typical for each element of the tumor, but the finding of a ganglioneuroma within the pituitary fossa is unusual; even more unusual was its proximity to an apparently unrelated tumor in the same location. The clinical, radiological, endocrinological, and pathological findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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