Association of cerebral aneurysm with pituitary adenoma

Surg Neurol. 1979 Dec;12(6):503-7.


Seven cases of coincidental aneurysm with pituitary adenoma found through the review of our personal series of 95 pituitary adenomas over a period of five years are reported. The incidence of coexisting aneurysms in our series of pituitary adenomas (7.4%) was significantly higher than that in other brain tumors (1.1%) (p less than 0.001). Its clinical significance is discussed including the indications for four-vessel angiography, the surgical approaches to these pituitary adenomas, and the management of the associated aneurysms.

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / complications*
  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / complications*
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery