The birth and rise of a craniopharyngioma: the radiological evolution of an incidental craniopharyngioma detected on serial MRI during medical treatment of a macroprolactinoma

Clin Case Rep. 2016 Nov 20;5(1):14-17. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.623. eCollection 2017 Jan.


This case demonstrates the rare coexistence of a prolactinoma with craniopharyngioma and documents its radiological growth. This case suggests that patients with pituitary neoplasms should be followed closely and although prolactinomas can often be managed medically, a coexistent other lesion may require surgery for histological assessment and to reduce mass effect.

Keywords: Chiasmatic cistern; craniopharyngioma; magnetic resonance; prolactinoma; sellar cavity.

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