Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents.

@article{Tan2015RecoveryOP,
  title={Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents.},
  author={Lee A Tan and Victoria Sandler and Kristina Todorova-Koteva and Laurence A. Levine and D Lopes and Roham Moftakhar},
  journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={e20}
}
Giant aneurysms arising from the cavernous internal carotid artery (ICA) can mimic pituitary adenomas and may cause pituitary dysfunction due to their mass effect on the pituitary gland. We report a case of a 56-year-old man presenting with impotence, fatigue and panhypopituitarism who was found to have a giant unruptured aneurysm arising from the right cavernous ICA with severe mass effect on the pituitary gland. The patient underwent endovascular treatment of the giant aneurysm using two… CONTINUE READING

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