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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-28


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.