Invasive pituitary adenoma with abscess formation: Case report

D. S. Zorub, A. J. Martinez, P. B. Nelson, M. T. Lam

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Abstract

A case is presented and 10 cases are reviewed in which abscess formation developed in an intrasellar tumor. The diagnosis was made preoperatively or before autopsy in only 1 patient. The mortality rate was greater than 50%. The most common presentation was headache, fever, and visual disturbances with an abnormal sella and sterile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Nonconstant findings included meningeal signs and leukocytosis of the CSF. Trans-sphenoidal removal of the tumor and drainage of the abscess with appropriate antibiotic therapy is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-722
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Pituitary Neoplasms
Abscess
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Leukocytosis
Headache
Drainage
Autopsy
Neoplasms
Fever
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Mortality
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Zorub, D. S. ; Martinez, A. J. ; Nelson, P. B. ; Lam, M. T. / Invasive pituitary adenoma with abscess formation : Case report. In: Neurosurgery. 1979 ; Vol. 5, No. 6. pp. 718-722.
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In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 5, No. 6, 01.01.1979, p. 718-722.

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