Ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as midline nasopharyngeal mass.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207964
Title:
Ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as midline nasopharyngeal mass.
Authors:
Ali, R; Noma, U; Jansen, M; Smyth, D
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road,, Waterford, Ireland. rohana.oconnell@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Dec;179(4):593-5. Epub 2009 Jan 8.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207964
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0236-x
PubMed ID:
19129981
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic pituitary adenomas are extremely rare. We report a case of ectopic pituitary adenoma in the midline of the nasopharynx. This adenoma probably arose from the pharyngeal remnant of Rathke's pouch. METHODS: We discuss a case of a lady who presented to our unit with 2 months history of dryness and sensation of lump in her throat and a long standing history of hypothyroidism. Examination of nasopharynx revealed a smooth and fluctuant midline mass. CT scan of nose and paranasal sinuses confirmed the midline mass with small defect communicating with the sphenoid sinus. An initial diagnosis of Thornwaldt's cyst was made and she underwent upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy and marsupialization of the mass. Histopathological examination revealed ectopic pituitary adenoma. CONCLUSION: Ectopic pituitary adenoma is an important differential diagnosis for a midline nasopharyngeal mass. It is recommended that prior to surgical resection of midline nasopharyngeal mass biopsy is taken and MRI is performed.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adenoma/metabolism/*pathology; Craniopharyngioma/*pathology; Female; Humans; Immunohistochemistry; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Middle Aged; Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms/metabolism/*pathology; Pituitary Neoplasms/pathology
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAli, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorNoma, Uen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJansen, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:52:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:52:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:52:45Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Dec;179(4):593-5. Epub 2009 Jan 8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19129981en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0236-xen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207964-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Ectopic pituitary adenomas are extremely rare. We report a case of ectopic pituitary adenoma in the midline of the nasopharynx. This adenoma probably arose from the pharyngeal remnant of Rathke's pouch. METHODS: We discuss a case of a lady who presented to our unit with 2 months history of dryness and sensation of lump in her throat and a long standing history of hypothyroidism. Examination of nasopharynx revealed a smooth and fluctuant midline mass. CT scan of nose and paranasal sinuses confirmed the midline mass with small defect communicating with the sphenoid sinus. An initial diagnosis of Thornwaldt's cyst was made and she underwent upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy and marsupialization of the mass. Histopathological examination revealed ectopic pituitary adenoma. CONCLUSION: Ectopic pituitary adenoma is an important differential diagnosis for a midline nasopharyngeal mass. It is recommended that prior to surgical resection of midline nasopharyngeal mass biopsy is taken and MRI is performed.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdenoma/metabolism/*pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshCraniopharyngioma/*pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshImmunohistochemistryen_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNasopharyngeal Neoplasms/metabolism/*pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPituitary Neoplasms/pathologyen_GB
dc.titleEctopic pituitary adenoma presenting as midline nasopharyngeal mass.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otolaryngology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road,, Waterford, Ireland. rohana.oconnell@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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