Endocrine

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 115–121 | Cite as

Pituitary carcinoma

Diagnosis and treatment
  • M. Beatriz S. Lopes
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer
  • David Schiff
Article

Abstract

Pituitary carcinomas are rare pituitary tumors that by definition have cerebrospinal and/or systemic metastases. Most of the tumors occur in the setting of multiple recurrences of invasive pituitary adenomas. This article reviews the clinical presentation of these tumors, their neuroimaging and pathological features, tumor pathogenesis, and possible treatment modalities.

Key Words

Pituitary neoplasm carcinoma pathogenesis radiotherapy chemotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Beatriz S. Lopes
    • 3
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer
    • 1
  • David Schiff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineMayo ClinicRochester
  2. 2.Department of Neurology (Neuro-Oncology)University of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesville
  3. 3.Division of Neuropathology, Department of PathologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesville

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