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Br J Neurosurg. 2011 Dec;25(6):754-6. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2010.544791. Epub 2011 Feb 23.

Giant prolactinoma causing cranio-cervical junction instability: a case report.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK.

Abstract

Prolactinomas are common secretory pituitary tumours, usually managed with dopamine agonists. There have previously been case reports of rarer giant prolactinomas causing invasion of surrounding structures. We describe a case report of an exceptionally aggressive giant prolactinoma that eroded the occipital condyles causing cranio-cervical joint instability mandating surgical fixation.

PMID:
21344972
DOI:
10.3109/02688697.2010.544791
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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