Radiotherapy plays an adjunctive role with surgical debulking in the treatment of pituitary adenomas. The incidence of developing a second brain tumor following surgical and radiation treatment for pituitary adenoma is low, however present. This is a case report of a patient with a recurrent sellar tumor that was initially diagnosed as a nonsecretory pituitary adenoma. Treatment al the initial presentation involved two craniotomies and a course of radiotherapy to irradiate the tumor. Twelve years later, a recurrent sellar mass was identified and subsequently surgically debulked. It was histologically diagnosed as a highgrade osteosarcoma. The relevant literature is discussed with respect to the risk of developing a second brain tumor following surgical and radiation therapy for pituitary adenoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Skull Base Surgery|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology