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Localization and Imaging of Pituitary Tumors

  • Lisha McClelland
  • Shahzada K. Ahmed
  • Swarupsinh V. Chavda
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Abstract

The pituitary gland is best imaged with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that will delineate the normal gland and identify any areas of abnormality within the gland. Computed tomography (CT) scans can give additional information about the bony anatomy; however, it requires exposure to radiation and is generally reserved for patients not suitable for MRI, i.e., pacemaker. CT is also utilized for navigation planning in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pituitary Gland Cavernous Sinus Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Signal Void 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisha McClelland
    • 1
  • Shahzada K. Ahmed
    • 2
  • Swarupsinh V. Chavda
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamUniversity Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamUniversity Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Department of Neuroradiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamUniversity Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustBirminghamUK

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