Primary pituitary abscess mimicking meningitis in a pediatric patient

OKTAY K. , Guzel E., Yildirim D. C. , Aliyev A., SARI İ., Guzel A.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-021-05063-5
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM


Introduction Pituitary abscess is a rare lesion of the pituitary gland that can cause morbidity and mortality in the absence of appropriate treatment. They are classified as primary and secondary pituitary abscesses. Primary pituitary abscesses occur in patients with no previous pituitary pathology. Secondary pituitary abscesses are detected in patients with existing pituitary pathologies.