Visual improvement during octreotide therapy in a case of episellar meningioma

Marie Lise Jaffrain-Rea, Giuseppe Minniti, Antonio Santoro, Stefano Bastianello, Guido Tamburrano, Alberto Gulino, Giampaolo Cantore

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Meningiomas of the tuberculum sellae can induce compression of the optic tract. We report the case of a 54-year-old female patient affected by a suspected pituitary macroadenoma with severe visual field defects, who experienced a significant clinical and visual improvement during short-term octreotide therapy, contrasting with the lack of neuroradiological evidence for tumor shrinkage. The patient subsequently underwent transcranial surgery with a final diagnosis of meningioma. The putative mechanisms of visual improvement during octreotide therapy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998


  • Meningioma
  • Octreotide
  • Optic nerve
  • Pituitary neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology


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