Pituitary glioblastoma: A case report

Anvari, K. and Samini, F. and Faraji, M. and Khooei, A. and Ghiasi, T. and Dehghan, P. (2015) Pituitary glioblastoma: A case report. International Journal of Cancer Management, 8 (4).

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Abstract

Introduction: Pituitary adenomas have been the most common sellaturcica tumors. There have been many unusual types of pituitary tumors that might neglect by radiologists and clinicians. One of these tumors would be the malignant glioma. Case Presentation: A 62-year-old male has complained from sudden frontal headache, nausea, vomiting, decreased vision, blurred vision and double vision. In skull radiographic, there was an expansion of sellaturcica and a lesion with clear border on T1; heterogeneous; iso - to hypotense; size about 3/5 × 2/5 cm with no surrounding edema that it has homogeneously attracted contrast Lesion, that shown a signal hypointensity on T2 with heterogeneous enhancement. In the coronal sections, the tumor expanded to the suprasellar region and optic chiasmatic that has compressed especially on the left side. Partial tumor resection has conducted. The surgery has done by a transsphenoidal approach. The pathologist has diagnosed a glioblastoma. This diagnosis has confirmed using immunohistochemistry technique. Conclusions: There have been many unusual types of pituitary tumors that might neglect by radiologists and clinicians. One of these tumors would be the malignant glioma. © 2015, Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Dehghan, P.; Neyshabour University of Medical ScienceIran; email: pardehghan@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glioblastoma Pituitary adenoma Tumors glial fibrillary acidic protein abducens nerve paralysis adult artery compression Article atrophy blurred vision brain edema cancer localization cancer surgery case report diplopia disease severity headache human human tissue hypophysis adenoma immunohistochemistry male microscopy middle cerebral artery nausea neurologic examination ophthalmoscopy pituitary glioblastoma skull radiography soft tissue tumor transsphenoidal surgery vomiting
Subjects: WL Nervous system
QZ pathology-neoplasms-Genetics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 06:32
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 06:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18755

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