The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 285–289 | Cite as

Degenerative changes in hypophyseal adenomas: CT features

  • Rosa M. 
  • Schiavoni S. 
  • Arcuri T. 
  • Capellini C. 
  • Canevari M. A. 
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Abstract

16 patients with hypophyseal adenoma undergoing degenerative changes, namely necrotic-cystic changes, bleeding and calcification, were subjected to CT and the resulting density values studied. The cases were verified at operation and at histological examination. Evaluation of these features, despite the limitations of the method, proved to be very useful in differential diagnosis and in the planning of treatment.

Key-words

Adenomas degenerative changes CT 

Sommario

Gli eventi degenerativi nell'ambito degli adenomi ipofisari sono di frequente riscontro dal punto di vista isto-patologico (7, 15), ma ciononostante non sono stati sufficientemente valutati sul piano tomodensitometrico, anche in rapporto alle difficoltà tecniche incontrate fino ad oggi nello studio della regione sellare. Pertanto abbiamo ritenuto opportuno prendere in considerazione tali aspetti, data l'importanza che il tipo e la frequenza di queste alterazioni possono assumere sul piano diagnostico e su quello del trattamento.

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© Masson Italia Editori S.p.A. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa M. 
    • 1
  • Schiavoni S. 
    • 1
  • Arcuri T. 
    • 1
  • Capellini C. 
    • 1
  • Canevari M. A. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Servizio di NeuroradiologiaOspedale S. MartinoGenova

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