Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 199–203

Pituitary abscesses. Report of three cases

  • Hamit Z. Gökalp
  • Haluk Deda
  • Mustafa K. Baskaya
  • Orhan Bulay
  • Selim Erekul
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF00418431

Cite this article as:
Gökalp, H.Z., Deda, H., Baskaya, M.K. et al. Neurosurg. Rev. (1994) 17: 199. doi:10.1007/BF00418431

Abstract

Three cases of pituitary abscess are presented. In spite of improvements in radiological evaluation, preoperative diagnosis of pituitary abscess is quite difficult and definite preoperative diagnosis is rare in the literature. In our three cases, diagnosis was made postoperatively. Pituitary abscesses are associated with high mortality and morbidity. When first suspected, prompt antibiotic therapy should be considered. Early operative drainage seems to be an important factor in decreasing this high mottality and morbidity.

Keywords

Computerized tomography infection pituitary abscess pituitary tumor 

Copyright information

© Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamit Z. Gökalp
    • 1
  • Haluk Deda
    • 1
  • Mustafa K. Baskaya
    • 1
  • Orhan Bulay
    • 2
  • Selim Erekul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery Faculty of MedicineAnkara UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineAnkara UniversityTurkey

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