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Hypoparathyroidism and cataract

Chapter by: Eytan, Shira B.; Cusano, Natalie E.
in: Hypoparathyroidism: A Clinical Casebook by
[S.l.] : Springer International Publishing, 2019
pp. 109-114
ISBN: 9783030294328
CID: 4543812

Isolated double pituitary adenomas: A silent corticotroph adenoma and a microprolactinoma [Case Report]

Eytan, Shira; Kim, Ki-Yoon; Bleich, David; Raghuwanshi, Maya; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K
We report a 27-year-old woman with amenorrhea and galactorrhea with mildly elevated serum prolactin levels. Her MRI demonstrated a cystic macroadenoma in the left aspect of the sella and a small microadenoma in the right aspect of the sella. Endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of the tumors revealed two histologically distinct tumors. The left tumor was consistent with a silent corticotroph macroadenoma and the right tumor was a prolactin producing microadenoma. Isolated double pituitary adenomas that are clearly separated by normal pituitary gland tissue are extremely rare. The incidence is approximately 0.37-2.6%. The coexistence of double adenomas can pose diagnostic and management challenges for the pituitary neuroendocrine team.
PMID: 26067545
ISSN: 1532-2653
CID: 3463562