Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 51, Issue 3–4, pp 209–217

Pituitary abscesses: Report of two cases and review of the literature

  • M. Scanarini
  • P. Cervellini
  • L. Rigobello
  • S. Mingrino
Article

Summary

Two cases of pituitary abscess are reported. Bacteriological and histological findings of both cases are discussed, together with data available from the literature.

Keywords

Pituitary abscess brain abscess pituitary tumour infection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Scanarini
    • 1
  • P. Cervellini
    • 1
  • L. Rigobello
    • 1
  • S. Mingrino
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PaduaItaly

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