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A Rare Case of Non-Functioning Pituitary Macroadenoma (NFMA)

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NFMAs are benign tumors that do not produce any biologically active hormones and exceed 10 mm (0.39 in) in size. Although NFMAs are benign in origin, mass effects may lead to serious clinical symptoms such as visual impairments, chronic headache, and pituitary insufficiency. The authors describe a 51-year-old woman who had a NFMA (35 × 24 × 25 mm). The vision was reduced to 7/10 in the both eyes. A transnasal transsphenoidal surgery was performed and the tumor was successfully resected. Postoperatively, the patient had visual (9/10) and headache improvement. This case highlights a rare presentation of non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma.

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Rezaee, O. , Salar, R. , Jabari, R. and Shams Akhtari, A. (2014) A Rare Case of Non-Functioning Pituitary Macroadenoma (NFMA). Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 150-153. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.43026.

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