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Clin Case Rep. 2016 Nov 20;5(1):14-17. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.623. eCollection 2017 Jan.

The birth and rise of a craniopharyngioma: the radiological evolution of an incidental craniopharyngioma detected on serial MRI during medical treatment of a macroprolactinoma.

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1
Endocrinology Department of Medical Sciences University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy.
2
Department of Neurosurgery San Raffaele Scientific Institute Vita-Salute University Milan Italy.
3
Radiology Department of Medical Sciences University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy.

Abstract

This case demonstrates the rare coexistence of a prolactinoma with craniopharyngioma and documents its radiological growth. This case suggests that patients with pituitary neoplasms should be followed closely and although prolactinomas can often be managed medically, a coexistent other lesion may require surgery for histological assessment and to reduce mass effect.

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Chiasmatic cistern; craniopharyngioma; magnetic resonance; prolactinoma; sellar cavity

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