Ectopic pituitary gland simulating a suprasellar tumor

A. R.T. Colohan, M. S. Grady, J. M. Bonnin, M. O. Thorner, K. Kovacs, J. A. Jane

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A case report of ectopic pituitary gland in the suprasellar region of a normal 39-year-old woman with persistent headaches is presented. The embryological development of the pituitary gland is briefly reviewed, with a discussion of the relevant literature. No previous report of normal pituitary tissue in a suprasellar location in the absence of tumor could be found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Colohan, A. R. T., Grady, M. S., Bonnin, J. M., Thorner, M. O., Kovacs, K., & Jane, J. A. (1987). Ectopic pituitary gland simulating a suprasellar tumor. Neurosurgery, 20(1), 43-48.