Case Report

Looking beyond the Sella: Suprasellar Infundibular Prolactinoma

Manoj Mathur, Saryu Gupta
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 20, No 1 | a1036 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v20i1.1036 | © 2016 Manoj Mathur, Saryu Gupta | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 May 2016 | Published: 22 November 2016

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Manoj Mathur, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, India
Saryu Gupta, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, India


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Abstract

This is a case report of a 24-year-old female who presented with galactorrhoea and elevated serum prolactin levels of 150 ng/mL. The intrasellar pituitary gland demonstrated normal morphology and characteristic enhancement. The pituitary stalk was thickened and revealed a non-enhancing lesion on dynamic contrast imaging, which was interpreted as a functioning microadenoma. The patient exhibited significant clinical improvement after initiation of therapy with a dopamine agonist, Cabergoline.

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Ectopic pituitary adenoma; suprasellar prolactinoma

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