Ectopic prolactinoma in the clivus: A case report

Donatella Narese, V. Virzì, G. Virzì, F. Narese, A. Sciortino, G. Culmone, F. Virzì, G. Maira

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We report the case of an ectopic pituitary adenoma in a 65-year-old man with an empty sella who initially presented with right ptosis and eyelid edema and headache. Neuroimaging studies revealed a large tumoral process at the height of the clivus, with partial destruction of surrounding bone structure. He underwent transphenoidal surgery and histopathologic examination, including immunohistochemical studies, revealed a prolactin-producing pituitary adenoma. A careful review of the literature was done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2015


  • Clivus
  • Ectopic pituitary adenoma
  • Empty sella
  • Prolactinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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