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



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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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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