Value of petrosal sinus sampling: coexisting acromegaly, empty sella and meningioma

Yarman S., Minareci O.

NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.46, no.12, pp.1027-1030, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00234-003-0993-1
  • Journal Name: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1027-1030
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Simultaneous occurrence of an intracranial meningioma and a growth hormone (GH)-producing pituitary adenoma is exceedingly rare, as is coexistence of an empty sella and acromegaly. We report all these rare entities in the same patient. We evaluated the role of inferior petrosal sinus sampling for lateralisation of an adenoma in this patient.