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World J Clin Cases. May 26, 2024; 12(15): 2597-2605
Published online May 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i15.2597
Pituitary metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma: A case report
Qing Wang, Xiao-Wei Liu, Ke-Yu Chen
Qing Wang, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Chengdu First People’s Hospital, Chengdu 610000, Sichuan Province, China
Xiao-Wei Liu, Ke-Yu Chen, Department of Neurosurgery, Chengdu Second People's Hospital, Chengdu 610017, Sichuan Province, China
Xiao-Wei Liu, Department of the First Clinical Medical College, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
Xiao-Wei Liu, Evidence Based Medicine Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
Author contributions: Wang Q and Liu XW contributed equally to this article; Wang Q wrote the manuscript; Liu XW made literature research and data collections; Chen KY revised the article.
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Corresponding author: Ke-Yu Chen, MD, Doctor, Department of Neurosurgery, Chengdu Second People's Hospital, No.10 Qingyun Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610017, Sichuan Province, China.
Received: December 26, 2023
Revised: March 20, 2024
Accepted: April 10, 2024
Published online: May 26, 2024
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Pituitary metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma is extremely rare, but physicians should consider it if it rapidly develops clinical symptoms or grows quickly, especially in patients with other tumors or those with a history of other systemic malignancies. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are recommended as initial treatments. The blood supply to pituitary metastases is extremely rich; therefore, neurosurgeons must make adequate surgical preparations and plans.