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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-283

Pituitary adenoma and vestibular schwannoma: Case report and review of the literature


Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Correspondence Address:
J Chen
Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.70940

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The concurrence of the intracranial multiple primary tumors (MPTs) consisting of acoustic neuroma (AN) and pituitary adenoma is very rare. Here, we report a 42-year-old female who presented with left AN associated with pituitary adenoma. A total of three such cases have been reported before and which also presented with left AN with pituitary adenoma. Recently, a new "field cancerization" model has been proposed, which could explain MPTs and is consistent with the pathogenesis of such cases. The model also indicates that when a pituitary tumor or AN is detected separately, we might consider the development of "expanding field" after oncological treatment especially after radiotherapy in order to prevent the second field tumor occurring.






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