Transsphenoidal Therapeutic Puncture of a Cystic Pituitary Adenoma

  • P. O. Lundberg
  • C. Muhr
  • K. Bergström
  • M. Bergström
  • H. Deuschl
  • P. Enoksson
  • E. Hagelquist
  • K.-A. Thuomas
  • L. Wide


Transsphenoidal diagnostic puncture of skull base tumours has been a routine procedure in Uppsala for a decade. Bromocriptine is the treatment of choice for patients with prolactin secreting pitutiary adenomas. Here we report on a patient with a pituitary adenoma who instead developed an increase in tumour size after bromocriptine treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the tumor to be cystic. A transsphenoidal puncture was used therapeutically instead of surgery with excellent result.


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Lundberg P. O., Muhr C., Bergström K., Bergström M., Deuschl H., Enoksson P., Hagelquist E., Thuomas K.-A., & Wide L. (1987). Transsphenoidal Therapeutic Puncture of a Cystic Pituitary Adenoma. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 92(1), 59-64.
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