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Suprasellar tubercular abscess presenting as panhypopituitarism: a common lesion in an uncommon site with a brief review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16703412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following widespread use of imaging, detection rate of abnormal sites of parenchymal neuro-tuberculosis is on a rise. A handful of cases of tuberculomas/abscesses in hypothalamo-pituitary region have been reported and most of them are diagnosed on surgical histopathology. We describe a patient of suprasellar tubercular abscess, who presented with visual disturbances, diabetes insipidus with panhypopituitarism and on histopathology had granulomas and positive acid fast bacilli.
Pinaki Dutta; Anil Bhansali; Paramjeet Singh; Mohammad Hayat Bhat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pituitary     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1386-341X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pituitary     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2007-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814578     Medline TA:  Pituitary     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, and Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research, Chandigarh, India 160012.
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use*
Central Nervous System Cysts / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  pathology
Hypopituitarism / etiology*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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