Skull Base 2007; 17(5): 347-351
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-986440

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Pituitary Adenoma Associated with Intraventricular Meningioma: Case Report

Leodante B. da Costa1 , 2  Jr. , Jay Riva-Cambrin1 , Asheesh Tandon1 , Michael Tymianski1
  • 1Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Benjamin Guimaraes Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Publication Date:
07 September 2007 (online)


Although rare, the association of intracranial meningiomas and pituitary adenomas has been reported. Intraventricular meningiomas are unusual, and meningiomas located in the fourth ventricle are even more so. We report a patient who harbored a prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma and a fourth ventricle meningioma who was treated with surgical resection of the latter and medical treatment for the former. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an unusual association.


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