Pituitary Macroadenomas Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: James R Mulinda, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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DDx

Differential Diagnoses

  • Craniopharyngiomas

  • Germinomas

  • Granulomatous disease (eg, tuberculosis, syphilitic gumma, sarcoidosis)

  • Histiocytosis-x

  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis

  • Metastatic tumors

  • Pituitary hyperplasia (as in pregnancy, longstanding hypothyroidism, and ectopic hypothalamic factor production, such as corticotropin-releasing hormone [CRH] or growth hormone–releasing hormone [GHRH])

  • Tuberculosis (TB)

  • Tumors of the clivus (eg, chordomas)

  • Vascular aneurysms