CNS tumor
Tumors of the sellar region
Ganglion cell tumor of pituitary

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 September 2017, last major update January 2006

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Ganglion cell tumor of pituitary. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumorpituitaryganglioncelltumor.html. Accessed November 21st, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Rare; hamartomatous or neoplastic ganglion cells in sella turcica
  • May be associated with pituitary adenoma or hyperplasia
  • May be associated with acromegaly or Cushing syndrome or be apparently nonfunctioning
  • May represent neuronal differentiation of pituitary adenoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Adenoma with ganglion cell areas
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