PathWays Case Study: Aug. 15

​A 49-year-old woman was initially evaluated for numbness of her left arm and leg. During the workup, she was incidentally found to have a large pituitary tumor on her head MRI. The MRI brain showed a 14 mm homogeneously enhancing sellar mass consistent with a macroadenoma (Fig. 1). The mass abutted, but did not invade, the cavernous sinuses. Her labs including endocrine panels were within normal limits. Transnasal endoscopic transsphenoidal microscopic resection of the mass was performed (Fig. 2).

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Yingchun Wang, B.Med, Ph.D.
Resident, Surgical Pathology
Mayo Clinic

 

 

Caterina Giannini, M.D., Ph.D.
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences

 

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April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.