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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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