Cystic granular cell tumor mimicking Rathke cleft cyst

Case report

Michael L. Mumert, Michael Walsh, Steven S. Chin, William T. Couldwell

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Abstract

Symptomatic granular cell tumors of the neurohypophysis are a rarely reported entity. To the authors' knowledge, they report the first fully described case of a symptomatic granular cell tumor with a large cystic component. A 31-year-old woman presented with headaches and visual complaints with imaging findings confirming a cystic sellar and suprasellar mass. The lesion was resected, and histological examination confirmed the diagnosis. The literature has shown that granular cell tumors are rarely reported as being symptomatic but may actually be a fairly common finding in autopsy studies. The authors review the literature with a specific focus on radiographic findings in patients with symptomatic granular cell tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume114
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Central Nervous System Cysts
Granular Cell Tumor
Posterior Pituitary Gland
Headache
Autopsy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Cystic granular cell tumor mimicking Rathke cleft cyst : Case report. / Mumert, Michael L.; Walsh, Michael; Chin, Steven S.; Couldwell, William T.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 114, No. 2, 01.02.2011, p. 325-328.

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Mumert, Michael L. ; Walsh, Michael ; Chin, Steven S. ; Couldwell, William T. / Cystic granular cell tumor mimicking Rathke cleft cyst : Case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2011 ; Vol. 114, No. 2. pp. 325-328.
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