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pituitary

[pə′tü·ə‚ter·ē]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the hypophysis.
(physiology)
Secreting phlegm or mucus (archaic usage).
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Differentiation Between Pituitary Apoplexy Originating from Adenoma and Pituitary Abscess
The differentiation between PA and pituitary abscess is of vital importance because of the contrasting therapeutic consequences: pituitary abscess is an indication for immediate operation, while an expectative policy would usually be the best option in patients with PA.
The incidence of DI in infected RCC is significantly lower than that of pituitary abscess and hypophysitis.
Pituitary abscesses and the infection of the central nervous system of various etiologies, tuberculosis-TBC, and other bacterial, viral, and fungal infections can affect hypothalamo/pituitary axis and disrupt its function [24, 25].
Parenteral antibiotic treatment was administered (meropenem, vancomycin, ciprofloxacin) and regression of pituitary abscess was obvious on repeated MRI study (Fig.
Pituitary abscess (PA) is a rare condition and it is difficult to estimate the real incidence.
Pituitary abscesses can occur as sequelae of sepsis, extension of sinusitis, sphenoid osteomyelitis, cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis and meningitis.