Pituitary abscess

Yen Hao Su, Yun Chen, Sheng Hong Tseng

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Pituitary abscess is a rare disease, but one with potentially high mortality and morbidity. We present a 46-year-old man with progressive visual disturbance and general malaise for 1 year. Endocrine studies revealed hypopituitarism, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a pituitary lesion with suprasellar extension. We attempted to excise the lesion using a transsphenoidal approach, but pus in the pituitary fossa was found at operation, and no tumour was identified. The culture yielded coagulase-negative Staphylococcus. Antibiotics were administered for 3 weeks, and the patient made a good postoperative recovery. He required life-long hormone replacement therapy. After one and a half years of follow-up, he was well and had no evidence of focal or systemic infection. We review the literature regarding pituitary abscess and discuss the appropriate treatment and possible pathological mechanism.
頁(從 - 到)1038-1041
期刊Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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