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A case of macroprolactinoma encasing an internal carotid artery aneurysm, presenting as pituitary apoplexy.

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We present the first case of successful non-surgical treatment of an internal carotid aneurysm, embedded within a macroprolactinoma. A 53 year old male, with a previous history of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), presented with severe right sided frontal headache, decreased visual acuity, and ophthalmolplegia due to a third nerve palsy. A CT scan showed a 4.6 by 4.8 cm mass in the pituitary fossa with bony erosion. Initially, it was thought to be a cerebral recurrence of the Non-Hodgkin's diseas...

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10.1007/s11102-007-0063-5

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
Pituitary
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
307-311
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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1573-7403
ISSN:
1386-341X
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uuid:204c92a5-7cad-47ef-87ca-8de9ce0450f8
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22946
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pubs:22946

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