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Giant prolactinoma causing cranio-cervical junction instability: A case report

Zaben, Malik J. A., Harrisson, Stuart E. and Mathad, N. V. 2011. Giant prolactinoma causing cranio-cervical junction instability: A case report. British Journal of Neurosurgery 25 (6) , pp. 754-756. 10.3109/02688697.2010.544791

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Abstract

Prolactinomas are common secretory pituitary tumours, usually managed with dopamine agonists. There have previously been case reports of rarer giant prolactinomas causing invasion of surrounding structures. We describe a case report of an exceptionally aggressive giant prolactinoma that eroded the occipital condyles causing cranio-cervical joint instability mandating surgical fixation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical assessment, craniovertebral junction, occipito-cervical fusion, pituitary surgery, giant prolactinoma
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 0268-8697
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:11
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/57118

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