Evaluation of sellar and parasellar masses by computed tomography

T. P. Naidich, R. S. Pinto, M. J. Kushner, J. P. Lin, I. I. Kricheff, N. E. Leeds, N. E. Chase

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Computed tomography is the method of choice for initial evaluation of patients with potential suprasellar masses. In our experience, CT has proved completely reliable for detecting or ruling out the presence of a suprasellar mass, the direction and degree of parasellar extension, and the presence of any calcific or cystic component of the lesion. When multiple cut CT has been negative, further diagnostic studies have proved unrewarding. When CT has been positive, additional studies have been required in some cases to rule out aneurysm prior to craniotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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