34 years old female presenting with headache



Doctor's Information

Name : Morteza
Family : Sanei Taheri
Affiliation :Radiology Department,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Associate Professor of Radiology
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Resident : Mohadese Mahvari


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Patient's Information

Gender : Female
Age : 34


Clinical Summary

34 years old female presenting with headache


Imaging Findings

in this pt the adenoma is proliferated in the sphenoid bone and the sella is empty following csf signal.


Differential Diagnosis



Final Diagnosis

intraosseous pituitary macrocadenoma


Discussion (Related Text)

Pituitary macrocadenomas are the most common suprasellar mass in adults, and responsible for the majority of transsphenoidal hypophysectomies. They are defined a as pituitary adenomas greater than 10mm in size and are approximately twice as common as pituitary microadenomas



1. Yoon PH, Kim DI, Jeon P et-al. Pituitary adenomas: early postoperative MR imaging after transsphenoidal resection. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 22 (6): 1097-104. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol (full text) - Pubmed citation


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