A RARE CASE OF INVASIVE PITUITARY MACROADENOMA

Dr. Saad K Shareef, Dr. Anil G Joshi

Abstract


Pituitary macroadenomas are the most common suprasellar mass in adults, and responsible for the majority of transsphenoidal hypophysectomies. They are defined as pituitary adenomas greater than 10 mm in size and are approximately twice as common

as pituitary microadenomas. On imaging attenuation and signal

characteristics can significantly vary depending on tumor

components such as hemorrhage, cystic transformation or

necrosis.We report a rare case of invasive pituitary macroadenoma

complicated by fatal intracranial hemorrhage in a 22 year young

female presenting with headache, vomiting and convulsions

Keywords


pituitary, invasive, macroadenoma, hemorrhage

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