Pituicytoma: Report of three cases with review of literature

S. Chakraborti, A. Mahadevan, A. Govindan, K. Sridhar, N. V.S. Mohan, I. R. Satish, S. Rudrappa, S. Mangshetty, S. K. Shankar

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Abstract

Pituicytoma is a rare low-grade tumor (WHO Grade I) of pituicytes involving the sellar-suprasellar region, and originating from the specialized glial cells of the neurohypophysis. Clinically and radiologically, they closely mimic pituitary adenoma or meningioma. Diagnosis requires histopathological examination of the resected tissue. This uncommon glial neoplasm is a rarity, with only 57 cases reported in the literature so far. We report three cases of pituicytoma (aged between 7 and 24 years) presenting with reduced vision, headache and features of hypercortisolism in one case. Radiologically, these lesions mimicked meningioma, hypothalamic chiasmatic glioma and pituitary microadenoma, respectively. The second case is a 7-year-old girl, the youngest case on record. Since this tumor is uncommon, it is frequently misdiagnosed. Awareness of this entity is essential for planning management and treatment. We present a brief review of all cases reported in the medical literature, and describe the clinical symptomatology, associated endocrinological abnormalities, imaging characteristics, behavior and outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Volume209
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15-01-2013

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Meningioma
Neuroglia
Posterior Pituitary Gland
Low Vision
Neoplasms
Cushing Syndrome
Pituitary Neoplasms
Diagnostic Errors
Glioma
Headache
Therapeutics

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cell Biology

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Chakraborti, S., Mahadevan, A., Govindan, A., Sridhar, K., Mohan, N. V. S., Satish, I. R., ... Shankar, S. K. (2013). Pituicytoma: Report of three cases with review of literature. Pathology Research and Practice, 209(1), 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prp.2012.10.006
Chakraborti, S. ; Mahadevan, A. ; Govindan, A. ; Sridhar, K. ; Mohan, N. V.S. ; Satish, I. R. ; Rudrappa, S. ; Mangshetty, S. ; Shankar, S. K. / Pituicytoma : Report of three cases with review of literature. In: Pathology Research and Practice. 2013 ; Vol. 209, No. 1. pp. 52-58.
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Chakraborti, S, Mahadevan, A, Govindan, A, Sridhar, K, Mohan, NVS, Satish, IR, Rudrappa, S, Mangshetty, S & Shankar, SK 2013, 'Pituicytoma: Report of three cases with review of literature', Pathology Research and Practice, vol. 209, no. 1, pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prp.2012.10.006

Pituicytoma : Report of three cases with review of literature. / Chakraborti, S.; Mahadevan, A.; Govindan, A.; Sridhar, K.; Mohan, N. V.S.; Satish, I. R.; Rudrappa, S.; Mangshetty, S.; Shankar, S. K.

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