Association of Giant Cell Arteritis and Pituitary Tumor. Report of Two Cases

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Abstract

Two patients with giant cell arteritis and visual deficits were found to have pituitary tumors, which accounted for the optic findings. The various ophthalmologic abnormalities in these two conditions, which were apparently coincidentally associated in these two patients, are compared. These cases illustrate the importance of careful neuro-ophthalmologic examination and roentgenograms of the head in patients with giant cell arteritis who have visual field loss.

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