Macroprolactinoma appearing after resolution of hydrocephalus

Escrito por Dr. Oscar Domingo Bruno Imprimir

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The role of mechanical forces influencing the growth of a pituitary adenoma is poorly understood. In this paper we report the case of a young man with hyperprolactinaemia and an empty sella secondary to hydrocephalia, who developed a macroprolactinoma following the relief of high intraventricular pressure.

Learning points:

• The volume of a pituitary tumour may be influenced not only by molecular but also by local mechanical factors.
• Intratumoural pressure, resistance of the sellar diaphragm and intracranial liquid pressure may play a role in the final size of a pituitary adenoma.
• The presence of hydrocephalus may hide a pituitary macroadenoma.


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