Regression of pituitary macroadenoma after pituitary apoplexy: CT and MR studies

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Sep-Oct 1991;15(5):832-4. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199109000-00021.

Abstract

We present a case of a patient with apoplexy due to infarction of a large pituitary macroadenoma. Conservative treatment with steroids resulted in reversal of symptoms and the adenoma involuted. This suggests that medical management may be sufficient therapy in some patients with this complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / complications*
  • Adenoma / diagnosis
  • Adenoma / drug therapy
  • Aged
  • Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*
  • Pituitary Apoplexy / drug therapy
  • Pituitary Apoplexy / etiology*
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / complications*
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

Substances

  • Dexamethasone