, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 219-222
Date: 24 Nov 2009

Pituitary abscess: an unexpected diagnosis

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Abstract

The pituitary gland can demonstrate a variety of pathologies with different clinical presentations. Amongst them, pituitary abscess is a rare infectious disease for which contrast-enhanced MRI aids the diagnostic pathway. We present a 16-year-old girl with imaging and surgical findings consistent with primary pituitary abscess.