Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

MRI scan; cancer of the pituitary gland

  • Digital Images
  • Online

Available online

view MRI scan; cancer of the pituitary gland

Licence

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: MRI scan; cancer of the pituitary gland. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

Magnetic resonance image (MRI) showing pituitary tumour. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties. Pituitary tumours may compress adjacent structures, including the hypothalamus, several cranial nerves, and the optic chiasm. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal hemianopsia.


Permanent link