Case report: cushing disease caused by an ectopic intracavernous pituitary microadenoma: case report and review of the literature.

Abstract:

:Despite increasing performance of pituitary imaging, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenomas are often difficult to identify because of their small size and variable location. We present a case of ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome in which the demonstration of the cavernous sinus localization of a microadenoma was made by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ectopic pituitary microadenomas have been described only in a few reports, and the current case-report is the first to our knowledge to illustrate clearly the intracavernous localization of the microadenoma.

journal_name

J Comput Assist Tomogr

authors

Hamon M,Coffin C,Courthéoux P,Théron J,Reznik Y

doi

10.1097/00004728-200305000-00021

keywords:

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2003-05-01 00:00:00

pages

424-6

issue

3

eissn

0363-8715

issn

1532-3145

journal_volume

27

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