Introduction: This report describes the case of a male patient with pituitary macroadenoma treated with the artemisinin analog artemether.
Patient and methods: A 75 year-old male patient presented with vision, hearing, and locomotion-related problems. Artemether was administered orally to the patient over a period of 12 months.
Results: Although the tumor remained consistent in size, CT scan shows a reduction in its density, and clinically, the related symptoms and signs resolved significantly as therapy progressed.
Discussion: Overall, the artemether treatment was beneficial in improving the patient's quality of life. Artemether and other artemisinin analogs offer promise for cancer therapy.