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Br J Neurosurg. 1992;6(3):233-6.

Incidental pituitary macroadenomas.

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Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India.


Five cases of incidentally detected pituitary macroadenomas are described. All five had suprasellar extensions, but none had visual field defects as tested by computed perimetry. One patient had sellar changes seen on an X-ray film taken following a head injury, while the others were detected by computed tomography performed for seizures, stroke and meningitis. Four patients underwent trans-sphenoidal surgery for suprasellar extensions with or without hypopituitarism, while one was managed conservatively as he had normal visual fields and pituitary function and there was a spontaneous decrease in size of the adenoma. The management of such incidental pituitary macroadenomas is discussed.

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