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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 139, Issue 6, pp 523–525 | Cite as

Sellar tuberculoma: Report of two cases

  • K. Ashkan
  • M. C. Papadopoulos
  • A. T. Casey
  • D. N. Thompson
  • S. Jarvis
  • M. Powell
  • D. G. T. Thomas
Clinical Articles

Summary

Hypophyseal tuberculomas are exceptionally rare. We report two patients with sellar tuberculoma but with no evidence of concurrent extrasellar disease. Although the lesion is often mistaken for adenoma, there are characteristic radiological features: intense enhancement on contrast CT and thickening of the pituitary stalk on MRI in 86% of cases. Accurate diagnosis is important because pituitary tuberculoma is curable.

Keywords

Endocrine hypophysis sella tuberculoma 

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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ashkan
    • 1
  • M. C. Papadopoulos
    • 1
  • A. T. Casey
    • 1
  • D. N. Thompson
    • 1
  • S. Jarvis
    • 1
  • M. Powell
    • 1
  • D. G. T. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryNational Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonU.K.

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