Are intra- and suprasellar masses detected by CT and MR really tumours?

Sz Tóth, L. Mikó, J. Kollár, J. Sikula, G. Várallyay

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The difficulties of differential diagnosis between intra- and suprasellar tumours resp. inflammatory processes are discussed, based on three personal cases. In all three computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MR) had demonstrated a tumour, but the clinical signs with discrepancies between radiological and clinical findings were pointing to an inflammatory process. The correct diagnosis of an inflammation was achieved by co-operation between neurologist, neurosurgeon, otologist and ophthalmologist. An unnecessary neurosurgical operation was avoided and the patients were cured by otological intervention and antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalActa neurochirurgica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1995


  • CT
  • MR
  • Sellar process
  • differential diagnosis
  • inflammation
  • parasellar process
  • tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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