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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 263-266

Primary pituitary tubercular abscess mimicking as pituitary adenoma


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, India
2 Department of Neurology, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, India
3 Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Rakesh Ranjan
Department of Neurosurgery, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.84882

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Tubercular abscess of the pituitary fossa is rare and may lead to diagnostic uncertainty in a patient with absence of tuberculosis elsewhere in the body. We present a rare case report of a young lady who presented with sellar and suprasellar cystic mass. She was diagnosed as a case of pituitary macroadenoma and was intraoperatively found to harbor pus in the lesion. She did not have any symptoms of infection. The case underlines the importance of considering such a possibility in the differential diagnosis of cystic sellar lesions and further diagnostic tests should be done for confirmation and treatment of this rare and potential life threatening illness.


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