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Ptosis as the early manifestation of pituitary tumour.
  1. M Y Yen,
  2. J H Liu and
  3. S J Jaw
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.


    Three patients who developed unilateral ptosis followed by partial third nerve palsy were found to have a pituitary tumour. The visual field defects were minimal and asymptomatic. Two patients had a chromophobe adenoma and one patient had a prolactinoma. The importance of recognising a pituitary tumour as the cause of acquired unilateral ptosis is emphasised.

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