CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2021; 10(01): 077-079
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401334
Case Report

Pituitary Tuberculoma: An Uncommon Pathology

Praveen Kumar Gupta
1  Department of NeuroSurgery, Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sharad Pandey
2  Department of NeuroSurgery, P.G.I.M.E.R., Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
Deepa Pandey
3  Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Pituitary tuberculomas are extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature. Intracranial tuberculoma commonly presents with gradual onset of headache and visual disturbances with or without systemic symptoms. We reported such a case who presented with headache without any visual symptoms, occasional vomiting, and significant weight loss. Contrast magnetic resonance imaging scan was suggestive of pituitary macroadenoma. Transnasal transsphenoidal excision of the lesion (microscopic + endoscopic) was done. Histopathological examination revealed possibility of tuberculosis. Patient was put on standard antituberculosis treatment and discharged in a stable condition.

Publication History

Publication Date:
17 February 2020 (online)

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