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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(2): 157-159.
Intrasellar Schwannomas.
Wan Soo Yoon, Ik Seong Park, Min Woo Baik
Department of Neurosurgery, Holy Family Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Korea. ispahk@chollian.net
ABSTRACT
The authors present two cases of intrasellar schwannoma, a condition rarely reported in the literature. The patients presented with symptoms of hypopituitarism. Sellar magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) revealed intrasellar masses extending into the suprasellar region, with the normal pituitary gland also identifiable in the imaging study. The tumors were removed via trans-sphenoidal route, and found to be very firm, unlike usual pituitary adenomas. Tissue diagnosis confirmed the tumors as schwannoma.
Key Words: Schwannoma; Pituitary neoplasms; Sellar turcica; Hypopituitarism
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