Pituitary adenoma and parasellar cysts

Neurosurgery. 1990 Aug;27(2):299-302. doi: 10.1097/00006123-199008000-00022.


Two cases of pituitary adenoma associated with a parasellar cyst are reported; only one similar case has been described previously. Even though such an association may be coincidental, a pathogenetic relationship between the two lesions in one of our cases may be assumed: shrinkage of the prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma by means of bromocriptine therapy did, in fact, cause collapse of the cyst. Such an occurrence must not be disregarded in considering the therapeutic approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / complications*
  • Adenoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Adult
  • Arachnoid*
  • Cysts / complications*
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / complications*
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Sella Turcica