When is biopsy/resection of a pituitary stalk lesion indicated?
- In general, biopsy of the pituitary stalk is recommended for the indications listed in the below table.
Indications for Biopsy of Pituitary Stalk Lesions.
|1 Pituitary stalk lesions (> 6.5 mm)|
|2 Central diabetes insipidus and/or hypopituitarism, or progressive clinical or radiographic disease|
|3 Diagnosis unclear from extensive investigations|
|4 Lack of alternative tissue sites for biopsy|