Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Ter. 2015;166(4):176-8. doi: 10.7417/CT.2015.1866.

Ectopic prolactinoma in the clivus: a case report.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, DIBIMEF, University Hospital P. Giaccone, University of Palermo, Palermo.
2
Department of Radiology, Regina Pacis Clinic, San Cataldo (CL).
3
Department of Surgery, Regina Pacis Clinic, San Cataldo (CL).
4
Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

We report the case of an ectopic pituitary adenoma in a 65-year-old man with an empty sella who initially presented with right ptosis and eyelid edema and headache. Neuroimaging studies revealed a large tumoral process at the height of the clivus, with partial destruction of surrounding bone structure. He underwent transphenoidal surgery and histopathologic examination, including immunohistochemical studies, revealed a prolactin-producing pituitary adenoma. A careful review of the literature was done.

KEYWORDS:

Clivus; Ectopic pituitary adenoma; Empty sella; Prolactinoma

PMID:
26378755
DOI:
10.7417/CT.2015.1866
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Societa Editrice Universo, srl
Loading ...
Support Center