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Pituitary Apoplexy Mimicking Meningitis

Authors
Oh, K | Kim, JH  | Choi, JW  | Kang, JK | Kim, SH
Citation
Brain tumor research and treatment, 1(2). : 111-115, 2013
Journal Title
Brain tumor research and treatment
ISSN
2288-24052288-2413
Abstract
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life-threatening disorder. Clinical presentation of this condition includes severe headaches, impaired consciousness, fever, visual disturbance, and variable ocular paresis. The clinical presentation of meningeal irritation is very rare. Nonetheless, if present and associated with fever, pituitary apoplexy may be misdiagnosed as a meningitis. We experienced a case of pituitary apoplexy masquerading as a meningitis. A 42-year-old man presented with meningitis associated symptoms and initial imaging studies did not show evidence of intra-lesional hemorrhage in the pituitary mass. However, a follow-up imaging after neurological deterioration revealed pituitary apoplexy. Hereby, we report our case with a review of literatures.
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Pathology
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Radiology
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Neurosurgery
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김, 세혁  |  김, 장희  |  최, 진욱
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