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Unusual presentation of a large pituitary tumour in relation to diving.
  1. A. M. Bakheit,
  2. P. G. Kennedy
  1. Glasgow University Department of Neurology, Southern General Hospital, UK.


    A case of necrosis of a pituitary tumour occurring in the context of diving is described. The presenting features and subsequent course suggested a brain stem vascular event. The tumour was not detected by routine computerized tomographic scanning, but was identified with magnetic resonance imaging. The possible pathophysiological mechanism is discussed.

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