Pituitary abscess.

  title={Pituitary abscess.},
  author={Hon and Knuckey and Robbins and Pullan},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={6 4},
  • Hon, Knuckey, +1 author Pullan
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of clinical neuroscience : official…
A 28-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 12 month history of secondary amenorrhoea, polyuria and polydipsia with fatigue and weight loss. Investigations revealed panhypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus, an intrasellar mass and papilloedema, thought to be due to benign intracranial hypertension. She was treated conservatively. However, a repeat magnetic resonance image showed enlargement of the pituitary mass with compression of the optic nerves. The pituitary abscess was drained by a… CONTINUE READING