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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

CAVALCANTI, Carlos Eduardo  and  CASTRO JUNIOR, Adelman Nogueira de. Non-hemorragic pituitary macroadenoma producing reversible internal carotid artery occlusion: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1997, vol.55, n.3B, pp.659-660. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1997000400025.

The case of woman with diagnosis on non-hemorragic pituitary macroadenoma producing reversible occlusion of the internal carotid artery is presented. The obstruction of the internal carotid artery by a pituitary tumor is rare, particularly in the absence of hypophyseal apoplexy. The neuroradiological correlation becomes fundamentally important to demonstrate the complete occlusion or thrombosis of the affected vessel. The complete restablishment of blood flow of the internal carotid artery after surgery becomes imperative for the complete symptomatological regression.

Keywords : carotid angiography; internal carotid artery; neuroimaging; pituitary adenoma; pituitary apoplexy; transesphenoidal surgery; vascular obstruction.

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