Pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma: Report of two cases

August 2014
Oncology Letters;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p781
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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