IJNS 2016; 05(03): 180-182
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584600
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Pituitary Adenoma: A Short Illustrative Review

Sharada Rane
1  Department of Pathology, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
,
Anita Kavatkar
1  Department of Pathology, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
,
Almas Pathan
1  Department of Pathology, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
,
Shaila Puranik
1  Department of Pathology, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Publication History

08 April 2015

03 February 2016

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

The pituitary gland is located below the brain in a depression of sphenoid bone known as sella turcica. It controls most of the body's endocrine functions via the secretion of various hormones into the circulatory system. Pituitary tumors are typically found in the anterior part of the gland. Almost all are benign adenomas. Tumors of size 10 mm or less are designated as microadenomas and those exceeding 10 mm in size are defined as macroadenomas .We report a case of resected pituitary macroadenoma. The diagnosis was made after histopathologic examination and clinicopathologic correlation.

Paper Presentation

Presented in part as poster at MAPCON 2012 conference. (Maharashtra Chapter conference of IAPM [Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists]).