A curious case of vanishing pituitary adenoma

Fathima Raeesa, Ajit Mahale, B S Vinay B S

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Abstract

Pituitary macroadenoma is the most common suprasellar lesion in adults. If symptomatic, it is managed surgically via transsphenoidal resection. Patients commonly present with headache and visual disturbances. If the tumour is large enough, it may have mass effect and patient may present with symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure like severe headache, nausea and vomiting. Functional adenomas may cause endocrine dysfunction. Here, we present a case of pituitary macroadenoma in a young adult female who presented with headache. Initial CT and MRI revealed a pituitary macroadenoma. However, repeat imaging done preoperatively showed complete regression of the lesion and a normal appearing pituitary gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1050-1053
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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