Primary pituitary abscess case series and a review of the literature

Cabuk B., Caklılı M., Anık İ., Ceylan S., Celik O., Ustün C.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, vol.40, pp.99-104, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-104
  • Keywords: Pituitary abscess, endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery, antibiotics, hypopituitarism, visual defects, RATHKES CLEFT CYST, DIAGNOSIS, EXPERIENCE, MANAGEMENT, SURGERY, MRI
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: Pituitary abscess is a rare condition, with approximately 300 cases reported in the literature. Primary pituitary abscess, the most common type, occurs in previously healthy normal glands. Secondary pituitary abscess is secondary to pre-existing lesions in the pituitary region, such as pituitary adenoma, Rathke's cleft cysts, or craniopharyngioma and infections.