JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2019 May-Jun;57(217):206-208
Department of Pathology, Neuro Cardio and MultiSpeciality Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal.
Primary pituitary tubercular abscess is a very rare disease. It may present clinically with visual loss, headache, seizure, hormonal abnormalities or with cranial nerve palsies. MRI is the diagnostic modality and shows a cystic-solid mass in the sellar and suprasellar region, isointense on T1 and T2W images with heterogeneous areas and ring enhancement on contrast. Surgery remains the initial treatment and it is approached through the trans-sphenoidal/trans-nasal or transcranial route followed by anti-tubercular therapy. We report a case of primary pituitary tubercular abscess managed successfully with a brief review of its pathology. Keywords: abscess; pituitary gland; pyogenic; sella; tuberculosis.
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