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Neuroradiology. 1990;31(6):507-11.

The occurrence of macroscopical pituitary calcifications in prolactinomas.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Abstract

Radiographs of the sella turcica from 73 hyperprolactinaemic women, were followed-up for 5 to 13 years. Six women (8%) were found to harbour granular calcific deposits in the anterior part of the sella turcica visible on the plain radiographs. In three women the calcification increased in size during follow-up. This was accompanied by signs of regression of other features of pituitary tumour on the radiographs in two women. Pituitary calcifications associated with hyperprolactinaemia seem to represent a benign and regressive process.

PMID:
2352634
DOI:
10.1007/bf00340132
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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