Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 57, Issue 2–3, pp 81–84 | Cite as

Pituitary adenoma with amyloid deposits and hyperprolactinemia

Case report and review
  • P. Delafontaine
  • F. Ochsner
  • G. P. Pizzolato
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Amyloid deposits were observed in a prolactinoma accompanying an amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome. The amyloid showed typical fibrils that were grouped in compact bundles. The seven other cases described in the literature are reviewed; evidence is accumulating that this amyloid can be secreted by epithelial cells.

Key words

Pituitary adenoma Amyloid 


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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Delafontaine
    • 1
  • F. Ochsner
    • 1
  • G. P. Pizzolato
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Pathologie, Division de Neuropathologie, Hôpital CantonalUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland

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