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Pituitary

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 53–58 | Cite as

Pituicytoma presenting with spontaneous hemorrhage

  • Ronald J. Benveniste
  • Dushyant Purohit
  • Hang Byun
Case Report

Abstract

Pituicytomas are rare tumors. Previously reported pituicytomas all presented with signs and symptoms relating to mass effect or endocrinological dysfunction. We report a 47 year old man who presented with sudden, severe headache and was found to have a hemorrhagic suprasellar mass with hemorrhage into the third ventricle. A mass arising from the pituitary stalk was found at surgery, and thorough pathological analysis revealed a pituicytoma. Pituicytoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hemorrhagic suprasellar mass.

Keywords

Pituicytoma Hemorrhage Pituitary stalk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Benveniste
    • 1
  • Dushyant Purohit
    • 2
  • Hang Byun
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of NeurosurgeryMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Departments of PathologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryElmhurst Hospital Medical CenterElmhurstUSA

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