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Rapidly progressing giant invasive prolactinoma

  • R H Care (a1), V S Sunkaraneni (a2), J Theaker (a3) and P G Harries (a4)



We report an extremely rare case of a giant invasive prolactinoma presenting as a nasopharyngeal tumour.


Case report and literature review regarding giant prolactinoma.


Giant prolactinoma is a rare form of prolactinoma which accounts for 0.5–4.4 per cent of all pituitary tumours. It is more common in men and generally presents with symptoms of endocrine disturbance or neurological deficit.


To our knowledge, this is the first report of giant prolactinoma presenting with symptoms of sinusitis and nasopharyngeal tumour.


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Address for correspondence: Dr Rachel Care, Christchurch Hospital, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Addington 8011, New Zealand E-mail:


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Rapidly progressing giant invasive prolactinoma

  • R H Care (a1), V S Sunkaraneni (a2), J Theaker (a3) and P G Harries (a4)


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