Pituitary blastoma: a unique embryonal tumor

  title={Pituitary blastoma: a unique embryonal tumor},
  author={Bernd Walter Scheithauer and Eva Horv{\'a}th and Ty William Abel and Y. Robital and S. D. Park and Robert Yoshiyuki Osamura and Cheri Deal and Ricardo Vincent Lloyd and K{\'a}lm{\'a}n Kov{\'a}cs},
Pituitary blastoma, a recently described tumor of the neonatal pituitary, exhibits differentiation to Rathke epithelium and adenohypophysial cells of folliculostellate and secretory type, a reflection of arrested pituitary development and unchecked proliferation (Scheithauer et al. in Acta Neuropathol 116(6):657–666, 2008). Herein, we report the pathologic features of three additional cases, all ACTH-producing. One involved a 9-month-old male presenting with progressive right ophthalmoplegia… CONTINUE READING
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