Endoscopic endonasal resection of nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma with radiological calcification
We present our experience about the clinical aspects and treatment of calcified nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma
Calcification on preoperative neuroimaging was observed in only 7 patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas
The study population consisted of these seven patients with intra-tumor calcification, thin and egg shelf-like capsular calcification, hard and armor-like capsular calcification
In 85.7% of cases, nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas with calcification were characterized by soft tumor texture
Relatively rare, calcified nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma should be kept in mind to avoid making a wrong preoperative diagnosis
Extra-pseudocapusual resection via endoscopic endonasal approach is helpful for the resection of both adenoma and calcification
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