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, cilt.23, ss.611-616, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.7443-12.2
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.611-616

Özet

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.