Hydrocephalus caused by giant pituitary tumors: case series and guidelines for management.

@article{Joshi2009HydrocephalusCB,
  title={Hydrocephalus caused by giant pituitary tumors: case series and guidelines for management.},
  author={Shabin Man Joshi and Indians. Sunny Chopra and Michael Leslie Powell},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={30-2}
}
Giant pituitary adenomas causing hydrocephalus are rare (Scarone P, Losa M, Mortini P, Giovanelli M. J Neurooncol 2006;76:51-4; Zikel OM, Atkinson JL, Hurley DL. Mayo Clinical Proc 1999;74:475-7). Guidelines for management of this rare condition are missing. Here we present a five-case series collected over 22 years. We suggest that where the two conditions coexist, the safest option is to insert an external ventricular drain prior to any definitive surgical intervention. 

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