Candidal pituitary abscess: Case report

Robert Heary, Allen H. Maniker, Leo J. Wolansky

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WE REPORT A case of a culture-proven intrasellar Candida albicans abscess. A 36-year-old woman presented with a history of headaches, menstrual irregularities, and mild symptoms of diabetes insipidus. She was neurologically intact at the time of a transsphenoidal surgery for a presumed pituitary adenoma. An extensive work-up revealed that although the patient was seronegative for human immunodeficiency virus, she was immunocompromised with a T-cell dysfunction. Fungal abscesses of the pituitary gland have rarely been reported. This is the first documented case of a patient who is seronegative for human immunodeficiency virus who becomes infected by an ordinarily innocuous fungus, Candida albicans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1009-1013
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Candida albicans
Abscess
HIV
Diabetes Insipidus
Pituitary Neoplasms
Pituitary Gland
Headache
Fungi
T-Lymphocytes

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Heary, Robert ; Maniker, Allen H. ; Wolansky, Leo J. / Candidal pituitary abscess : Case report. In: Neurosurgery. 1995 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 1009-1013.
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Heary, R, Maniker, AH & Wolansky, LJ 1995, 'Candidal pituitary abscess: Case report', Neurosurgery, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 1009-1013. https://doi.org/10.1227/00006123-199505000-00018

Candidal pituitary abscess : Case report. / Heary, Robert; Maniker, Allen H.; Wolansky, Leo J.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.01.1995, p. 1009-1013.

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