Astrocytoma of the pituitary gland (pituicytoma): Case report

T. Uesaka, M. Miyazono, Shu Nishio, T. Iwaki

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A 34-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of visual obscuration. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a solid, discrete, contrast-enhancing pituitary mass with suprasellar extension. Surgery, which was performed via a transsphenoidal approach, disclosed the pituitary tumor to be a fibrillary astrocytoma (pituicytoma). This case report contains the clinical and neuroimaging features of this rare tumor of the neurohypophysis, which masqueraded as a pituitary adenoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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