Coexistence of ectopic pituitary adenoma and empty sella in a patient with acromegaly : a case report and review of literature.

@article{Hong2012CoexistenceOE,
  title={Coexistence of ectopic pituitary adenoma and empty sella in a patient with acromegaly : a case report and review of literature.},
  author={Jing-Fang Hong and Xue-hua Ding and Shousen Wang},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={304-6}
}
Ectopic pituitary adenoma with an empty sella is extremely rare. We report an unusual patient with an ectopic growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the sphenoid sinus with an empty sella. The association is related to a development disorder of the anterior pituitary tissues. Tumor in the sphenoid sinus was completely removed by endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach. During the follow-up, the patient met the criteria for endocrinological cure.