PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 9 No. 2, 2003

 Report

Rare Sellar Region Tumors

D J HALBAUER1, I MÉSZÁROS2, T DÓCZI2, Pál KAJTÁR3, László PAJOR1, K KOVÁCS1, Éva GÖMÖRI1

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs University, Pécs, Hungary
2Department of Neurosurgery, Pécs University, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs, Hungary
3Department of Pediatric, Pécs University, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs, Hungary

 

We present three cases of rare intracranial midline tumor in the sellar region, often mimiking pituitary adenomas clinically. We describe their symptoms, radiological and pathomorphological features. The first case is a pituitary adenoma producing growth hormone with ganglion cell differentiation. In addition, a rare intracranial granular cell tumor of sellar region and germinoma of pituitary fossa are also presented. All tumors were resected and histologically analyzed. Their biological behaviour was favorable with a 10-year follow-up demonstrating no recurrent tumor mass. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 9, Nr 2, 134-137, 2003

Key words: intracranial midline tumor; pituitary adenoma; granular cell tumor; germinoma


Received: Feb 18, 2003; accepted: Mar 15, 2003
Correspondence: Éva GÖMÖRI, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs University, 12. Szigeti u. Pécs H- 7643, Hungary; Tel: +36 72 536 000 /1847, Fax: +36 72 536 28; E-mail: geva@pathology.pote.hu

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