Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in pituitary abscess

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 2006;30(3):514-6. doi: 10.1097/00004728-200605000-00028.


Pituitary abscess is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease. The correct preoperative diagnosis of pituitary abscess is difficult and rarely made. We present a case of pituitary abscess where diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was useful in making the preoperative diagnosis of pituitary abscess.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Abscess / diagnosis*
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pituitary Diseases / diagnosis*