Presented at the Meeting of the Committee on Surgery of Head and Neck of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Dallas, Tex., September 25, 1972.
Nasal obstruction caused by a pituitary chromophobe adenoma†
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1976 The Triological Society
Volume 86, Issue 11, pages 1718–1721, November 1976
How to Cite
Summers, G. W. (1976), Nasal obstruction caused by a pituitary chromophobe adenoma. The Laryngoscope, 86: 1718–1721. doi: 10.1288/00005537-197611000-00016
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JUL 1974
Nasal obstruction as the only clinical manifestation of a pituitary tumor is rare. A case is reported of a 58-year-old white male with obstruction of the nose and nasopharynx due to a massive pituitary tumor, which recurred 21 years after primary radiation treatment. At autopsy, extensive destruction of the sphenoid and base of the skull was noted. Final pathologic diagnosis was Chromophobe Adenoma. Common clinical features of chro-mophobe adenomas are discussed.