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Hi, My father has been diagnosed with a hyperdense mass lesion

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Hi, My father has been diagnosed with a hyperdense mass lesion measuring across 3 x2 cm in the sellar region with mild suprasellar extension causing minimal mass affect over the third ventricle with dilatation of the proximal third ventricle and lateral ventricular systems. The mass lesion shows intense enhancement on post contrast study persisting on delayed scans. Small hypodense focus seen in left corona radiate. Calcific foci seen in bilateral lentiform nuclei.

My question is: what is this condition actually mean and how complicated it is?
Is it situated in the brain?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Neurology
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
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this sounds like a pituitary adenoma or benign pituitary tumor.

it seems big enough to be blocking the flow of CSF fluid in the brain.

he needs to see an neuro surgeon and also an endocrinologist and get blood testing to check all of his pituitary hormones

there are two types of pituitary tumors, secretory and non secretory.

secretory ones are ones which make excess hormones like too much prolactin

these can be checked with blood testing.

he will eventually need surgery by a neurosurgeon to shrink the size of this pituitary tumor to help stop the blockage of CSF flow in the brain

has your dad been setup to consult with a neurosurgeon and an endocrinology hormone doctor for testing?