Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 219–223 | Cite as

Do folliculo-stellate adenomas of the pituitary gland exist or are they intrasellar meningiomas?

  • H. Vogel
  • D. S. Horoupian
  • G. Silverberg
Case Reports


A tumor arising in the pituitary fossa and having some of the histological and ultrastructural features of a recently described tumor, purportedly originating from the folliculo-stellate cells of the anterior pituitary, is presented. The results of our ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies, however, favored a meningeal origin and suggested that the neoplasm was most likely a secretory meningioma.

Key words

Meningioma Folliculo-stellate cell Pituitary neoplasm Electron microscopy Immunochemistry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Vogel
    • 1
  • D. S. Horoupian
    • 1
  • G. Silverberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Division of NeuropathologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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