Ectopic pituitary adenoma: a rare and unexpected diagnosis, clinical presentation and review of the literature


  • V. P. Singh Department of ENT, Max Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Pankaj Arora Department of Neurosurgery, SGRRIM&HS, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Alessia Rubini Department of ENT, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  • Chetan Bansal Department of ENT, ONGC Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Arvind Varma Department of ENT, SGRRIM&HS, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India



Pituitary tumors, Nasal masses, Ectopic, Macroadenoma


Nasal obstruction can be caused by many causes. Most common cause of nasal obstruction is deviated nasal septum followed by nasal masses. Nasal masses can be polyps, tumors or foreign bodies. We are presenting a case of ectopic pituitary tumor as a as cause of nasal obstruction along. Ectopioc pituitary tumors are rare tumors and can present in nasal cavity causing nasal symptoms. They can cause unilateral or even bilateral nasal obstruction depending on their spread in nasopharynx and nose and should be kept in mind while treating a case of nasal masses.


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