Commonest disorder reported in our study was Prolactinoma, with more patients being affected with macroadenoma
A microadenoma was defined as a pituitary tumor of less than 1 cm in diameter and a macroadenoma
was defined as a tumor above 1 cm in diameter.
It may occur at a young age, commonly be macroadenoma
, commonly produce prolactin, and show slight male predominance.
It has shown reasonable results for treating macroadenoma
and tumours invading cavernous sinuses with significant reduction in tumour size and durable endocrinological remission.
This is generally associated with a tumor of the pituitary gland, usually a macroadenoma
. Other hormones may be increased due to this tumor in addition to ACTH.
This patient was diagnosed at 43 years old and had a null cell macroadenoma
extending to the suprasellar region.
The working diagnosis at that time was of a pituitary macroadenoma
Case report: Primary pituitary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma developed following surgery and radiation of a pituitary macroadenoma
. Hormones (Athens) 2012 Oct-Dec;11(4):488-494.
Out of 53 macroadenoma
44 (69.85%) had supra sellar extension (Table-II).
One patient with the diagnosis of pituitary macroadenoma
(nonsecretory) had a reduced mean serum N[a.sup.+] level (129 mmol/L) three days after the EVD procedure.