Metastases to the pituitary gland

Daniel R. Fassett, William T. Couldwell
2004 Neurosurgical Focus  
Metastatic disease in the pituitary gland accounts for only 1% of all pituitary tumor resections, but appears to occur more frequently with certain types of cancer. 7,21 Because of its relative rarity, there are comparatively few reports offering discussions of diagnosis and treatment modalities. In this paper, we review the literature on pituitary metastases and summarize the prevalence of this disease. We discuss associated clinical and neuroimaging findings, evaluate recommendations for
more » ... mendations for treatment, and review patient outcomes.
doi:10.3171/foc.2004.16.4.9 fatcat:6gbqhjjnpvfefgtyckedz2dccq