Original Works

Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 253-257

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Prolactinoma coexistent with granulomatous hypophysitis

  • S. HolckAffiliated withDept. of Pathology, Rigshospitalet
  • , H. LaursenAffiliated withDept. of Neuropathology, University of Copenhagen

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Summary

A 54-year-old man with a long-lasting left-sided headache and biochemical evidence of hyperprolactinemia was found to have a large chromophobe pituitary adenoma, which concurred with a granulomatous hypophysitis. The mechanism of the inflammatory reaction is discussed and the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings of this hitherto undescribed combination of lesions are presented.

Key words

Pituitary adenoma Prolactinoma Granulomatous hypophysitis