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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321374/ectopic-pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sphenoid-or-clival-lesions-case-series-and-management-recommendations
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Edward C Kuan, Nithin D Adappa, Joseph K Han, Rakesh K Chandra, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
Background An ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as a clival or sphenoid mass is a rare clinical occurrence that may mislead the clinician and result in unnecessary interventions or potential medicolegal consequences. Here, we present one of the largest multi-institutional case series and review the literature with an emphasis on radiological findings and critical preoperative workup. Methods Retrospective chart review. Results Nine patients were identified with ectopic pituitary adenomas of the sphenoid or clivus...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303860/sellar-and-suprasellar-granular-cell-tumor-of-neurohypophysis
#2
Hai-Long Liu, Bo-Yuan Huang, Ming-Shan Zhang, Hao-Ran Wang, Yan-Ming Qu, Chun-Jiang Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300715/operative-learning-curve-after-transition-to-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-pituitary-surgery
#3
Tasneem Shikary, Norberto Andaluz, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Collin Edwards, Philip Theodosopoulos, Lee A Zimmer
OBJECTIVES: No clear consensus yet defines the endpoints for operative learning curves in the transition to minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. This retrospective review of our first 202 patients who underwent endoscopic pituitary resection examines the statistical learning curve related to operative times--a measure of our surgical team's efficiency and complication rates, a reflection of surgical skill and maturity. METHODS: Retrospective chart review included patient demographics, tumor type, operative times, complication rates, and follow-up...
March 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295636/t-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-leukemia-within-an-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-and-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-positive-pituitary-adenoma-a-cytohistological-correlation-emphasizing-importance-of-intra-operative-squash-smear
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Rakesh K Gupta, Ravindra K Saran, Arvind K Srivastava, Anita Jagetia, Lalit Garg, Mehar C Sharma
We present a rare case of primary pituitary T cell lymphoma/leukemia (T-LBL) in association with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) expressing pituitary adenoma in a 55-year-old woman highlighting the importance of intra-operative squash smears examination. The patient presented with complaints of headache, diminution of vision and recent onset altered sensorium. MRI revealed a mass lesion in the sellar-suprasellar region with non-visualization of pituitary gland separately, extending to involve adjacent structures diagnosed as invasive pituitary macroadenoma...
March 13, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286725/remarkable-diagnostic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-sellar-xanthogranuloma-report-of-three-first-cases-in-latin-america
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Mario Tapia Céspedes, Jaime Pinto Vargas, Fernando Andrade Yañez, Loreto Spencer León, Pablo Álvarez Arancibia, Thomas Schmidt Putz
The sellar xanthogranuloma is a rare lesion of the sellar-parasellar region difficult to differentiate from other tumors such as craniopharyngiomas or Rathke's cleft cyst in the preoperative evaluation. As they are recently recognized as a separate entity and the few number of reports in the literature, its etiology is unknown and its impact remains uncertain. This article will describe the first three cases reported in Latin America, identified in one of them an imaging feature that may be helpful to elucidate an imaging growth pattern...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284112/prognosis-of-pituitary-adenomas-in-the-early-1970s-and-today-is-there-a-benefit-of-modern-surgical-techniques-and-treatment-modalities
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Stefan Linsler, Friedericke Quack, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Neurosurgical techniques for the treatment of sellar pathologies have been evolving continuously over the last decades. Additionally to the innovation of approaches and surgical techniques, this progress yielded to the application of modern intraoperative surgical tools as well as peri- and intraoperative imaging. Until now, no long-term analysis of the impact of new therapy concepts on the patient's outcome exists. Aim of this study was to analyse the impact of new operative approaches on perioperative mortality and morbidity as well as the long-term outcome after pituitary surgery...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276095/a-case-of-symptomatic-granular-cell-tumor-of-the-sellar-region-with-large-calcification
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Shun Yamamuro, Taku Homma, Yuya Hanashima, Sodai Yoshimura, Hideki Oshima, Sumie Ohni, Yoshiaki Kusumi, Atsuo Yoshino
We report here a rare case of symptomatic granular cell tumor (GCT) of the sellar region with a large calcification. A 70-year-old woman presented with a sellar mass, accompanied by bitemporal hemianopia. The patient was diagnosed preoperatively as having a craniopharyngioma or a pituitary adenoma, because of the large calcification. The patient underwent surgical tumor resection via endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery and was diagnosed pathologically as having GCT. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and her visual field disturbance improved soon after the operation...
March 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259055/hypothalamic-tumors-impact-gray-and-white-matter-volumes-in-fronto-limbic-brain-areas
#8
Jale Özyurt, Hermann L Müller, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Christiane M Thiel
Patients with hypothalamic involvement of a sellar/parasellar tumor often suffer from cognitive and social-emotional deficits that a lesion in the hypothalamus cannot fully explain. It is conceivable that these deficits are partly due to distal changes in hypothalamic networks, evolving secondary to a focal lesion. Focusing on childhood-onset craniopharyngioma patients, we aimed at investigating the impact of hypothalamic lesions on gray and white matter areas densely connected to the hypothalamus, and to relate structural changes to neuropsychological deficits frequently observed in patients...
February 3, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251542/sellar-and-clival-plasmacytomas-case-series-of-5-patients-with-systematic-review-of-65-published-cases
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Jane Lee, Edwin Kulubya, Barry D Pressman, Adam Mamelak, Serguei Bannykh, Gabriel Zada, Odelia Cooper
PURPOSE: Parasellar plasmacytomas are rare tumors localized to the sellar region arising from plasma cells. Knowledge of clinical, imaging, surgical, and pathological characteristics is limited to single case reports. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of five primary cases was conducted, followed by systematic review of English language articles using PubMed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS: Five primary case patients include four men and one woman, ages 60-77, followed up to 3 years...
March 1, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243973/presence-of-headache-and-headache-types-in-patients-with-tumors-of-the-sellar-region-can-surgery-solve-the-problem-results-of-a-prospective-single-center-study
#10
Sonja Siegel, Renata Weber Carneiro, Michael Buchfelder, Bernadette Kleist, Agnieszka Grzywotz, Rolf Buslei, Ulrike Bingel, Georg Brabant, Thomas Schenk, Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr
PURPOSE: Headache is a common presenting feature of patients with pituitary adenomas and other tumors of the sellar region. However, at present, it still is unclear whether the headache is actually caused by the tumor. To explore whether there is a relation, we examined in detail the headache types, their relationship to the underlying pathology, and if the headache responded to neurosurgery in a prospective study design. METHODS: One hundred twelve patients with tumors of the sellar region scheduled for neurosurgery in a single center were analyzed for presence and quality of headache before surgery and at least 3 months after surgery...
February 27, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
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Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185972/optimizing-sellar-reconstruction-after-pituitary-surgery-with-free-mucosal-graft-results-in-the-first-50-consecutive-patients
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Maria Peris-Celda, Mark Chaskes, Daniel D Lee, Tyler J Kenning, Carlos D Pinheiro-Neto
BACKGROUND: Postoperative CSF leak after endoscopic pituitary surgery ranges from 1.9-10% in different series. Vascularized flaps have reduced the incidence of leak, however it carries nasal morbidity. This paper presents a technique for sellar reconstruction with free mucosal graft from the nasal cavity floor including inferior meatus mucosa. This technique aims to standardize sellar reconstruction without the use of the nasoseptal flap and keeping the advantage of mucosal coverage of the defect in all cases...
February 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183144/rapid-deterioration-of-latent-hbv-hepatitis-during-cushing-disease-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-earthquake
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Ryosuke Tashiro, Yoshikazu Ogawa, Teiji Tominaga
Reactivation of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a risk in the 350 million HBV carriers worldwide. HBV reactivation may cause hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis, and fulminant hepatitis, and HBV reactivation accompanied with malignant tumor and/or chemotherapy is a critical problem for patients with chronic HBV infection. Multiple risk factors causing an immunosuppressive state can also induce HBV reactivation.We present a case of HBV reactivation during an immunosuppressive state caused by Cushing disease and physical and psychological stress after a disaster...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179970/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-the-sellar-region-in-an-adult-with-long-survival-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Mussa Hussain Almalki, Ashjan Alrogi, Abdulkarim Al-Rabie, Sadeq Al-Dandan, Abdullah Altwairgi, Yasser Orz
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a highly malignant central nervous system neoplasm usually diagnosed in young children, although it can occur in adults. Prognosis for AT/RT is poor, with a median survival of 10 - 11 months. We report a rare case of adult sellar and suprasellar AT/RT in a 36-year-old female patient. She was treated with multi-modalities including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She markedly improved following treatment with no recurrence in 3 years follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the 11th case of an adult-onset AT/RT in the sellar or suprasellar region with favorable long-term outcome...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151875/java-brucea-and-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-cholesterol-granuloma-in-the-suprasellar-and-sellar-regions-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Zhe Sun, Yang Cao, Lin-Zhu Zhai
RATIONALE: A cholesterol granuloma (CG) is usually found in the middle ear, papilla, orbits, petrous apex, and choroid plexus, but is highly uncommon in the skull. In spite of benign clinicopathological lesions, bone erosion can be seen occasionally in the patient with CG. The optimal treatment strategy is radical surgery, but complete excision is usually impossible due to anatomical restrictions and a risk of injury to the key structures located nearby. Here, we report a patient with CGs in the suprasellar and sellar regions who was successfully treated with Java brucea and Chinese herbal medicine...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121922/malignant-adenohypophysis-spindle-cell-oncocytoma-with-repeating-recurrences-and-a-high-ki-67-index
#16
Xiangyi Kong, Dongmei Li, Yanguo Kong, Dingrong Zhong
Adenohypophysis spindle cell oncocytoma (ASCO) is a rare tumor recently reported by Roncaroli et al in 2002. This tumor is considered a grade I tumor by the World Health Organization.We report a rare case of malignant ASCO with repeating recurrences and a high Ki-67 index-a challenging diagnosis guided by clinical presentations, radiological signs, and postoperative pathological tests.We represent a 30-year-old man who had suffered from headaches, diplopia, and impaired visual field and acuity. His magnetic resonance imaging revealed an abnormal sellar mass and was originally misdiagnosed as a pituitary macroadenoma...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120772/an-unusual-pituitary-stalk-lesion-what-is-the-place-of-surgery
#17
J Todeschi, S Chibbaro, J-B Clavier, B Lhermitte, B Goichot, F Proust
BACKGROUND: Sellar and suprasellar primary melanocytic tumors are exceptional occurrences. Besides the difficulty of differential diagnosis between a primary and secondary lesion, treatment of these pathologies is still unclear and controversial. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman with no relevant previous medical history who presented with 1 month history of diabetes insipidus, blurred vision and generalized weakness; a brain MRI disclosed an atypical pituitary stalk lesion; initially the tumor was biopsied through an endonasal endoscopic approach that revealed a melanocytic tumor; the patient was afterwards managed by a second stage extended endonasal endoscopic approach achieving a subtotal tumor removal...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102527/teratoma-of-the-sellar-region-a-case-report
#18
Wolfgang Saeger, Azadeh Ebrahimi, Rudi Beschorner, Hildegard Spital, Jürgen Honegger, Waldemar Wilczak
The case report describes a teratoma of the sellar region with a gland forming and an immature, relatively clear undifferentiated component without signs of anaplasia. Both components express TTF-1 indicating their presumable origin in the neurohypophysis as part of the circumventricular organs. The differential diagnosis includes pituitary adenoma and spindle cell oncocytoma with inclusion of Rathke's cleft cyst, pituitary blastoma, yolk sac tumor, and other germ cell tumors. The prognosis is the same as in the immature teratomas in the gonads, specifically unclear...
January 19, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079577/transdifferentiation-of-neuroendocrine-cells-gangliocytoma-associated-with-two-pituitary-adenomas-of-different-lineage-in-men1
#19
Camille Sergeant, Christel Jublanc, Delphine Leclercq, Anne-Laure Boch, Franck Bielle, Gerald Raverot, Adrian F Daly, Jacqueline Trouillas, Chiara Villa
Gangliocytomas are rare and benign neuronal cell tumors, mostly found in the hypothalamic and sellar regions. Their histogenesis is still the subject of discussions. Herein we present a unique case of a pituitary gangliocytoma associated with a prolactinoma and a corticotroph adenoma in a patient affected by MEN1. The histologic study revealed shared features between adenomatous and neuronal cells, supporting the etiological hypothesis of a common origin or a phenomenon of transdifferentiation. Furthermore, gangliocytoma could be a new tumor related to MEN1...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079576/mixed-gangliocytoma-pituitary-adenoma-insights-on-the-pathogenesis-of-a-rare-sellar-tumor
#20
M Beatriz S Lopes, Emily Sloan, Julie Polder
Gangliocytomas originating in the sellar region are rare; most are tumors composed of gangliocytic and pituitary adenomatous elements, forming the so-called mixed gangliocytoma-pituitary adenoma. The majority of mixed gangliocytoma adenomas are associated with endocrinopathies, mainly acromegaly and less often Cushing disease and hyperprolactinemia. In the present study, 10 cases of mixed gangliocytoma and somatotroph adenomas were evaluated for patterns of cellular differentiation and expression of lineage-specific transcription factors...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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