Pituitary adenoma: An incidental finding at autopsy

Palimar, Vikram and Rao, Anuradha CK and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Kumar, Pradeep G (2010) Pituitary adenoma: An incidental finding at autopsy. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, 2 (1). pp. 31-33.

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Pituitary adenoma is the most common tumour occurring in the pituitary gland. The slow-growing, hormonally inactive adenomas are usually asymptomatic and may be observed as an incidental finding at either radiological or postmortem examination. The adenomas that grow rapidly produce pressure on nearby structures resulting in clinical manifestations such as visual disturbances, symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and hypofunction of the target organs under its control. Herein, we report a case of pituitary adenoma which was incidentally found at autopsy in a case of road traffic mishap, in which the possibility of visual impairment caused by the pituitary adenoma contributing to the road traffic mishap could not be ruled out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenoma; Autopsy; Pituitary gland; Neoplasm
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 07:25
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2013 07:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78031

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