Coronal and sagittal T1-WIs demonstrate a large isointense mass extending from the sella
into the suprasellar region. It invades the skull base, and grows into the left cavernous sinus.
Note that the left cavernous carotid is encased, deviated, and narrowed. The optic chiasm
is elevated and displaced rightward. There appears to be a clear plane between the lesion
and the inferior frontal lobe.
Post gadolinium FS T1-WIs demonstrate diffuse but heterogeneous enhancement.
There is no brain parenchymal invasion.
Key words: mri tumor neoplasia sella pituitary