Imaging of the pituitary

Tao Ouyang, William E. Rothfus, Jason M. Ng, Sue M. Challinor

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Abstract

In the appropriate clinical setting of pituitary hyperfunction or hypofunction, visual field deficit, or cranial nerve palsy, imaging of the pituitary is necessary. This article reviews the normal appearance of the pituitary and its surroundings, emphasizing magnetic resonance imaging. Typical and variant appearances of pituitary pathology are discussed. Because growth of adenoma into surrounding structures is important to surgical management, cavernous sinus invasion and suprasellar spread as well as adenoma mimics are illustrated. Typical examples of pituitary dysfunction from other entities that secondarily affect the gland, hypophysis, or third ventricle are discussed. Some common errors of interpretation are listed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-571
Number of pages23
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Adenoma
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Cavernous Sinus
Third Ventricle
Pituitary Gland
Visual Fields
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology
Growth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ouyang, T., Rothfus, W. E., Ng, J. M., & Challinor, S. M. (2011). Imaging of the pituitary. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 49(3), 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2011.02.012
Ouyang, Tao ; Rothfus, William E. ; Ng, Jason M. ; Challinor, Sue M. / Imaging of the pituitary. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 549-571.
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Ouyang, T, Rothfus, WE, Ng, JM & Challinor, SM 2011, 'Imaging of the pituitary', Radiologic Clinics of North America, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2011.02.012

Imaging of the pituitary. / Ouyang, Tao; Rothfus, William E.; Ng, Jason M.; Challinor, Sue M.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 49, No. 3, 01.01.2011, p. 549-571.

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