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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 4, 2002, pp. 490-493
Bioline Code: ni02131
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2002, pp. 490-493

 en Case Report - Hemorrhagic Necrosis of Pituitary Adenomas
A.G. Chacko, G. Chacko, M.S. Seshadri, M.J. Chandy


A clinicopathological study of 41 cases of pituitary apoplexy in a series of 324 surgically treated pituitary adenomas is presented. In 23 patients, the predominant operative finding was hemorrhage with or without necrosis. However, there were 15 (37.7%) cases where pale, necrotic tissue with no evidence of hemorrhage was found at surgery. Pale, necrotic material was particularly found when there was a long interval between the acute clinical event and surgery. It is concluded that the pale, necrotic debris represents one stage in the resorption process of blood after hemorrhagic necrosis of pituitary adenomas. This entity needs to be kept in mind especially since the material closely resemble the pultaceous material seen in craniopharyngiomas and epidermoid cysts

Pituitary adenomas, Apoplexy, Infarction, Hemorrhage

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