Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 219–222

Pituitary abscess: an unexpected diagnosis

  • Anatoly Shuster
  • Thorsteinn Gunnarsson
  • Doron Sommer
  • Elka Miller
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1435-y

Cite this article as:
Shuster, A., Gunnarsson, T., Sommer, D. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2010) 40: 219. doi:10.1007/s00247-009-1435-y

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.

Keywords

PituitaryPituitary glandPituitary abscessAbscessMRIChild

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoly Shuster
    • 1
  • Thorsteinn Gunnarsson
    • 2
  • Doron Sommer
    • 2
  • Elka Miller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingHamilton General HospitalHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryMcMaster HospitalHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic ImagingChildren’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioOttawaCanada