A Rare Case of Pituitary Abscess in a Young Nigerian Woman

  title={A Rare Case of Pituitary Abscess in a Young Nigerian Woman},
  author={Ignatius U. Ezeani and MO Nkpozi and VN Uwanurochi and Sunday Ogbonna},
  journal={International Journal of Case Reports and Images},
Introduction: Pituitary abscess is a rare condition, which diagnosis is usually made during surgery. An uncommon cause of panhypopituitarism, pituitary abscess has not been reported in Nigeria before now to the best of our knowledge. The objective of this article is to report this first case of pituitary abscess in a young Nigerian woman. Case Report: A 16-year-old female presented with recurrent generalized convulsion, impaired consciousness, fever, and vomiting of few hours duration. History… 

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