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2020 Mar

Ethiop J Health Sci



Giant Pituitary Adenoma Presenting with Foster-Kennedy Syndrome in a 21-Year Old Ethiopian Patient: A Rarely Reported Phenomenon: A Case Report.



Disorders of the pituitary gland and the sellar region present a wide spectrum of clinical problems. A variety of lesions in this area tend to present with similar problems; namely, headache, hormonal disorders, and loss of vision. Benign adenomas of the pituitary gland are by far the most common disorders of sellar region. Rarely, patients with pituitary adenoma may present with blindness in one eye and visual field cut (temporal hemianopia) in the contralateral eye. This rare clinical entity is called Foster-Kennedy Syndrome (FKS).