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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 872-875

Metastatic colon cancer in the pituitary: A case report with review of literature


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
3 Department of Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
4 Department of Endocrinology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham; Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham Health Partners, Birmingham, UK
5 Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham; Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham Health Partners, Birmingham, UK

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Dr. Kishan Karia
Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_52_21

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We report a rare case of metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma to the pituitary gland in a 58-year-old who presented with visual decline and panhypopituitarism. He underwent urgent transsphenoidal endoscopic surgery with significant improvement of his vision, followed by adjuvant fractionated radiotherapy to the resection cavity. He made a satisfactory recovery, but regrettably died from COVID-19 9 weeks after completion of radiotherapy. A multidisciplinary approach is essential for optimal management of this condition due to its rarity and complexity.


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