TITLE

Pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma: Report of two cases

AUTHOR(S)
DANQI CHEN; JIAN XU; PING ZHONG; XIANG HUANG; MING XU
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Oncology Letters;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p781
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Worldwide, cases of pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma are rarely reported. The current study reports the cases of two 47-year-old females who presented with masses in the sellar region following a general examination and radiological imaging. The two patients underwent sellar region tumor resection via the trans-naso-sphenoid approach. The histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a hormone-free pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma. The two patients were in good condition and experienced no specific discomfort subsequent to the follow-up after surgery. Gangliocytoma is a slowly growing and non-metastasizing tumor. A biopsy is required to differentiate a gangliocytoma from a malignant neuroblastoma, and excision is usually curative.
ACCESSION #
110397811

 

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