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Causes, presentation, and evaluation of sellar masses

INTRODUCTION

Sellar masses typically present in one or more ways:

With neurologic symptoms, such as visual impairment or headache

As an incidental finding on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed for some other reason

With hormonal abnormalities

This topic will review the causes, clinical manifestations, and evaluation of sellar masses. The clinical presentation and management of individual pituitary tumors and of hypopituitarism are discussed separately. (See appropriate topic reviews.)

                                   

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Literature review current through: Oct 2014. | This topic last updated: Jan 14, 2014.
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