|IMAGES IN NEUROSCIENCES
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 323
Aneurysm masquerading as a pure seller lesion
Department of Neurosurgery, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
|Date of Web Publication||25-Mar-2019|
Department of Neurosurgery, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar
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|How to cite this article:|
Munakomi S. Aneurysm masquerading as a pure seller lesion. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2019;10:323
A 75-year-old patient presented to our clinic with a history of sudden severe headache for the last 1 day. He had no significant past medical or surgical illnesses. His neurological examination was significant only for the presence of subtle neck rigidity. His brain radio-imaging revealed a sellar lesion [Figure 1]. However, on additional vascular imaging, it turned out to be a probable superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm masquerading as a pure sellar lesion [Figure 2]. The diagnosis was explained to the patient party and the management plans were detailed. However, the relatives opted to take the patient home.
|Figure 2: Magnetic resonance angiography revealing an aneurysm at the cavernous segment of internal carotid artery aneurysm|
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Aneurysm presenting as a pure sellar lesion is a rare entity. It is therefore prudent to keep it as a differential diagnosis in any sellar pathology and evaluate it through angiography, thereby preventing catastrophic complications during their surgical management.
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