Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Prolactinoma
  • Nonfunctional adenoma
  • Gonadotropin-secreting adenoma
  • Lactotroph hyperplasia

Uncommon

  • ACTH-secreting adenoma
  • GH-secreting adenoma
  • TSH-secreting adenoma
  • Thyrotroph hyperplasia
  • Gonadotroph hyperplasia
  • Somatotroph hyperplasia
  • Corticotroph hyperplasia
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Meningioma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Lymphoma
  • Chordoma
  • Metastatic disease
  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis
  • Pituitary abscess
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Rathke cleft cyst
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Pituitary carcinoma

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology

University of Florida

Jacksonville

FL

Disclosures

JMC declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Joe M. Chehade would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Senan Sultan, a previous contributor to this monograph. SS declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Reader in Neuropathology and Honorary Consultant in Neuropathology

Neuropathology Unit

Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Faculty of Medicine

Imperial College

London

UK

Disclosures

FR declares that he has no competing interests.

Co-Director

Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program

Associate Professor

Medicine and Neurosurgery

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles

CA

Disclosures

TH declares that he has no competing interests.

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