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Pituitary abscess secondary to an adenoma is rare. To date, only 19 cases have been reported. This is the first report of a patient who presented with bilateral total ophthalmoplegia. A 59-year-old male patient presented with headache, nausea, vomiting, decreasing visual acuity, diplopia and bilateral ophthalmoplegia with ptosis. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
A 28-year-old woman presented with a rare primary epidural hemangioma without adjacent vertebral involvement manifesting as progressive paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed an epidural lesion at T4-5 space appearing as isointense on T1-weighted images with enhancement by contrast medium and hyperintense on T2-weighted images.(More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEDL) is a rare disorder often associated with the administration of exogenous steroids or the elevation of endogenous steroids. Spinal epidural lipomatosis develops in some patients in the absence of elevated steroid levels. The limited information known about idiopathic SEDL comes predominantly from isolated case(More)
Aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) are rare, and may arise in unusual locations due to the complex and variable anatomy of this artery. The PICA does not usually originate from the extracranial vertebral artery. Of the few reported extracranial PICA aneurysms, all affected the distal segment. We describe an unusual extracranial(More)
In childhood and adolescence, pituitary adenomas are rare and half are prolactinomas. However, cystic giant prolactinoma in prepuberty is extremely rare. In this report, we present a 10-year-old boy with a cystic giant prolactinoma who was treated with two-stage surgery as the tumor was dumbbell shaped. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of(More)