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Intraoperative Imprint Cytological Diagnosis of Heterotopic Thyroid Presenting as Sellar Mass

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M Vasei 1 , Negar Azarpira ORCID 2 , * , S Farokhi 1 , M Salehi 1

1 Department of Pathology,Transplant Research Center, Nemazi Hospital,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Department of Pathology,Transplant Research Center, Nemazi Hospital,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, negarazarpira@yahoo.com, Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Vasei M, Azarpira N, Farokhi S, Salehi M. Intraoperative Imprint Cytological Diagnosis of Heterotopic Thyroid Presenting as Sellar Mass, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 11(1):100-102.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 11 (1); 100-102
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 23, 2008
Accepted: October 5, 2008

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Abstract

A 43-year-old woman presented with headache, nausea, severe visual impairment and galactorrhea and decreased visual acuity. A 4Í3.5Í3 cm mass completely filling the sphenoid sinus, elevating the pituitary gland and stalk was observed. The patient underwent transsphenoidal removal of the lesion to alleviate visual loss. The tumor cells showed strong positivity for thyroglobulin and TTF-1. This patient was followed up for 2 years after the operation; the laboratory study and computed tomography showed no lesions. In conclusion, this is a rare benign finding in which complete surgical resection achieves a cure.

 

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Imprint Cytological diagnosis Thyroid Sellar mass

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