Pituicytoma: report of two cases and clues regarding histogenesis.

@article{Ulm2004PituicytomaRO,
  title={Pituicytoma: report of two cases and clues regarding histogenesis.},
  author={Arthur John Ulm and Anthony T. Yachnis and Daniel J. Brat and Albert L. Rhoton},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={753-7; discussion 757-8}
}
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The pituicytoma is a rare primary tumor of the neurohypophysis. Although histologically benign, the location and vascular nature of these tumors can make surgical resection difficult. We present a report of two patients with pituicytomas and review the literature regarding treatment and prognosis for this unusual lesion. Possible histogenetic relationships of this tumor with other pituitary neoplasms are presented. CLINICAL PRESENTATION Patient 1 was a 45-year-old man… CONTINUE READING
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