Pituitary adenoma: An incidental finding at autopsy

Vikram Palimar, Anuradha C K Rao, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, G. Pradeep Kumar

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Pituitary adenoma is the most common tumour occurring in the pituitary gland. The slow-growing, hormonally inactive adenomas are usually asymptomatic and may be observed as an incidental finding at either radiological or postmortem examination. The adenomas that grow rapidly produce pressure on nearby structures resulting in clinical manifestations such as visual disturbances, symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and hypofunction of the target organs under its control. Herein, we report a case of pituitary adenoma which was incidentally found at autopsy in a case of road traffic mishap, in which the possibility of visual impairment caused by the pituitary adenoma contributing to the road traffic mishap could not be ruled out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of South India Medicolegal Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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