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Pituicytoma

MedGen UID:
458776
Concept ID:
C2986550
Neoplastic Process
Synonyms: Pituicytoma (WHO Grade I); Posterior Pituitary Astrocytoma
SNOMED CT: Pituicytoma (450901008); Pituicytoma (608817003)
 
HPO: HP:0011754
Orphanet: ORPHA251623

Definition

An extremely rare, WHO grade I, circumscribed and slow-growing tumor that arises from the neurohypophysis or infundibulum and described in adults. It is characterized by the presence of elongated, spindle-shaped neoplastic glial cells that form storiform patterns or interlacing fascicular arrangements. Signs and symptoms include visual disturbances, headache, amenorrhea, and decreased libido. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVPituicytoma
Follow this link to review classifications for Pituicytoma in Orphanet.

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Hewer E, Beck J, Kellner-Weldon F, Vajtai I
Hum Pathol 2015 Jul;46(7):1045-9. Epub 2015 Mar 25 doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25934249
Tian Y, Yue S, Jia G, Zhang Y
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013 Oct;115(10):1943-50. Epub 2013 Aug 6 doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.07.032. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23962759
Mete O, Lopes MB, Asa SL
Am J Surg Pathol 2013 Nov;37(11):1694-9. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31829723e7. PMID: 23887161
Ellis JA, Tsankova NM, D'Amico R, Ausiello JC, Canoll P, Rosenblum MK, Bruce JN
World Neurosurg 2012 Jul;78(1-2):191.E1-7. Epub 2011 Nov 7 doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.09.011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22120271Free PMC Article
Covington MF, Chin SS, Osborn AG
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2011 Dec;32(11):2067-72. Epub 2011 Sep 29 doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A2717. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21960498

Diagnosis

Cambiaso P, Amodio D, Procaccini E, Longo D, Galassi S, Camassei FD, Cappa M
Pediatrics 2015 Dec;136(6):e1632-6. Epub 2015 Nov 9 doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0638. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26553184
Hewer E, Beck J, Kellner-Weldon F, Vajtai I
Hum Pathol 2015 Jul;46(7):1045-9. Epub 2015 Mar 25 doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25934249
Yoshimoto T, Takahashi-Fujigasaki J, Inoshita N, Fukuhara N, Nishioka H, Yamada S
Brain Tumor Pathol 2015 Jul;32(3):221-7. Epub 2015 Apr 18 doi: 10.1007/s10014-015-0219-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25893822
Teti C, Castelletti L, Allegretti L, Talco M, Zona G, Minuto F, Boschetti M, Ferone D
Pituitary 2015 Oct;18(5):592-7. doi: 10.1007/s11102-014-0612-7. PMID: 25311104
Tian Y, Yue S, Jia G, Zhang Y
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013 Oct;115(10):1943-50. Epub 2013 Aug 6 doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.07.032. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23962759

Therapy

Ida CM, Yan X, Jentoft ME, Kip NS, Scheithauer BW, Morris JM, Dogan A, Parisi JE, Kovacs K
Endocr Pathol 2013 Sep;24(3):149-55. doi: 10.1007/s12022-013-9254-y. PMID: 23817895

Prognosis

Hewer E, Beck J, Kellner-Weldon F, Vajtai I
Hum Pathol 2015 Jul;46(7):1045-9. Epub 2015 Mar 25 doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25934249
Tian Y, Yue S, Jia G, Zhang Y
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013 Oct;115(10):1943-50. Epub 2013 Aug 6 doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.07.032. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23962759
Mete O, Lopes MB, Asa SL
Am J Surg Pathol 2013 Nov;37(11):1694-9. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31829723e7. PMID: 23887161
Ellis JA, Tsankova NM, D'Amico R, Ausiello JC, Canoll P, Rosenblum MK, Bruce JN
World Neurosurg 2012 Jul;78(1-2):191.E1-7. Epub 2011 Nov 7 doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.09.011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22120271Free PMC Article
Pirayesh Islamian A, Buslei R, Saeger W, Fahlbusch R
Pituitary 2012 Jun;15(2):227-36. doi: 10.1007/s11102-011-0317-0. PMID: 21597973

Clinical prediction guides

Hewer E, Beck J, Kellner-Weldon F, Vajtai I
Hum Pathol 2015 Jul;46(7):1045-9. Epub 2015 Mar 25 doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25934249
Yoshimoto T, Takahashi-Fujigasaki J, Inoshita N, Fukuhara N, Nishioka H, Yamada S
Brain Tumor Pathol 2015 Jul;32(3):221-7. Epub 2015 Apr 18 doi: 10.1007/s10014-015-0219-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25893822
Teti C, Castelletti L, Allegretti L, Talco M, Zona G, Minuto F, Boschetti M, Ferone D
Pituitary 2015 Oct;18(5):592-7. doi: 10.1007/s11102-014-0612-7. PMID: 25311104
Mete O, Lopes MB, Asa SL
Am J Surg Pathol 2013 Nov;37(11):1694-9. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31829723e7. PMID: 23887161
Ida CM, Yan X, Jentoft ME, Kip NS, Scheithauer BW, Morris JM, Dogan A, Parisi JE, Kovacs K
Endocr Pathol 2013 Sep;24(3):149-55. doi: 10.1007/s12022-013-9254-y. PMID: 23817895

Recent systematic reviews

Covington MF, Chin SS, Osborn AG
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2011 Dec;32(11):2067-72. Epub 2011 Sep 29 doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A2717. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21960498

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