Pituitary region masses

A simple and popular mnemonic to remember the common suprasellar/parasellar/intrasellar masses is SATCHMO. The more comprehensive list includes:

It is also helpful to consider differentials narrowed by pattern of MRI appearance. 

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rID: 2131
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Suprasellar mass
  • Pituitary region mass
  • Suprasellar masses

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: craniopharyngioma
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  • Case 2: macroadenoma
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  • Case 3: teratoma
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  • Case 4: meningioma
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  • Rathke Cleft Cyst T2
    Case 5: Rathke's cleft cyst
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  • Case 6: aneurysm
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