A rare cause of hypopituitarism: Pituitary tuberculosis Hipopituitarizmin nadir bir nedeni: Hipofiz tüberkülozu

Gül Ö. Ö., ERTÜRK E., CANDER S., Ünal O. K., HAKYEMEZ B., Imamoǧlu Ş.

Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.16, no.1, pp.26-28, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-28
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Pituitary tuberculosis is a rare condition that can present with hypopituitarism even without any evidence of systemic tuberculosis and is easily confused with pituitary adenomas. Headache and hypopituitarism are the most common presenting symptoms. We report the case of pituitary tuberculosis in a 39-year-old male patient who presented with panhypopituitarism. Although it is rare and difficult to diagnose, pituitary tuberculosis should be considered in every nonfunctional sellar masses, especially in fairly small ones with unexpected hypopituitarism.