Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Abscess: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

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Altas M., Serefhan A., Silav G., Cerci A., Coskun K. K. , Elmaci I.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.23, no.5, pp.611-616, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.7443-12.2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-616


AIM: Pituitary abscess is a disorder characterized with central nervous system (CNS) infection, mass effect, and endocrine dysfunction. These abscesses generally occur due to hematogenous spread in conditions such as paranasal sinusitis, sepsis, and where the blood brain barrier breaks down. This paper aims to discuss four cases of preoperatively diagnosed pituitary abscess in the light of the literature.