Pituitary abscess presenting two years after the diagnosis of a pituitary lesion in a patient with panhypopituitarism.

: Pituitary abscess is a rare condition. Here, we present the case of a young male patient who was initially found to have a pituitary lesion following the diagnosis of panhypopituitarism. Two years later, he presented with severe headache and was subsequently diagnosed intraoperatively with pituitary abscess. At a follow-up of 6 years after surgery, the patient was continuing to do very well. We discuss the differential diagnosis and demonstrate the evolution of the pituitary lesion on magnetic resonance imaging at four different time points: at the time of the detection of the initial lesion; two years later at the time of the diagnosis of the pituitary abscess; at 7 weeks post operatively; and finally after six years from the pituitary surgery.

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