Pituicytoma presenting with spontaneous hemorrhage

Ronald J. Benveniste, Dushyant Purohit, Hang Byun

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Pituicytomas are rare tumors. Previously reported pituicytomas all presented with signs and symptoms relating to mass effect or endocrinological dysfunction. We report a 47 year old man who presented with sudden, severe headache and was found to have a hemorrhagic suprasellar mass with hemorrhage into the third ventricle. A mass arising from the pituitary stalk was found at surgery, and thorough pathological analysis revealed a pituicytoma. Pituicytoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hemorrhagic suprasellar mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemorrhage
  • Pituicytoma
  • Pituitary stalk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology


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