CAP ’13 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting – October 13 – 16, 2013™
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NEW  AP104  Pituitary and Sellar Region Pathology for the General Surgical Pathologist

Sunday, October 13
9:30–11:30 AM

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Patient Care

Pituitary tumors are common intracranial tumors, constituting up to 10% to 15% of neurosurgical cases and encountered in 10% of pituitary glands at autopsy. Hence, pathologists often see these tumors in their practice. However, large numbers of sellar region masses are usually only seen by pathologists based at specialty referral hospitals. This course will familiarize participants with the subclassification of pituitary adenomas based on hormonal secretory type, atypical features, unusual variants (giant adenomas, adenomas with apoplexy), and with aggressive subtypes. In addition, other sellar region masses that mimic pituitary adenomas will be discussed.

You will learn to:

Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, MD, FCAP
Richard A. Prayson, MD, FCAP





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