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Pituitary Macroadenoma - Case 3

A 47 year-old woman developed progressive headaches and difficulty with vision. On examination, she was found to have a dense bitemporal hemianopsia.

Show the Tumor         Note the Displacement of the Optic Chiasm          Show the Gadolinium Enhancement

(Left) Sagittal T1-weighted MRI; (Right) Sagittal T1-weighted with gadolinium. Note the large enhancing mass in the region of the sella which is growing up and displacing the optic chiasm and hypothalamus. Surgical resection demonstrated a large pituitary adenoma.

Revised 05/17/06.
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