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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Benign tumor mimicking malignancy: Atypical presentation of hemorrhagic macroadenoma

Department of General Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed Yaseen Ahmed Siddiqui
Department of General Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Al Rayyan, 3050 Doha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_6_20

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Pituitary macroadenoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland usually presenting with headache, vomiting, visual symptoms, altered mental state, and hormonal abnormalities. Occasionally, it undergoes hemorrhagic transformation resulting in an acute presentation of severe headache and at times associated with visual impairment with ocular palsies. We present a patient with marked weight loss, fatigue, and dizziness and the workup for malignancy revealed a hemorrhagic macroadenoma; although there are many case reports of patients presenting with the above-mentioned common symptoms, according to the authors' review of literature, ours is a first case report of a patient with hemorrhagic macroadenoma, presenting with significant weight loss in the absence of other contributing factors.

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