Year : 2015 | Volume : 3 | Issue : 3 | Page : 235 - 236  

Case Reports
A rare case of pituitary macroadenoma presenting as 3rd nerve palsy

Kolli.Anudeep1, Dilip M Rampure2, Irappa Ganiger3

Department of general medicine, Mamata General and Super Speciality Hospital, Khammam

Corresponding Author:

Dr. K. Anudeep



It is rare for a pituitary adenoma to present with isolated 3rd cranial nerve palsy .pituitary adenomas come into medical attention because of endocrine or visual abnormalities .Here is a 50 year old Female presented to OPDof mamata hospital, khammam with headache which was sudden in onset more on frontal region associated with vomiting and diarrhea , after few days patient again presented with unilateral left sided ptosis for which patient underwent thorough examination and found to have left sided dilated pupil with restriction of eye movements on left side . Patient underwent Subsequent routine blood investigations which were with in normal limits and hormone essays which showed hypothyroidism. MRI-Brain was done which revealed a pituitary macro adenoma . All the 3rd nerve palsy features recovered slowly after few days with out any surgical intervention.

Key words: Nerve palsy, pituitary, adenoma


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