CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2017; 06(01): 044-046
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581983
Case Report
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Late Occurrence of Sphenoid Pyocele after Pituitary Surgery

George Kovoor
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Brain and Spine Centre, Indo-American Hospital, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India
,
Kamble J. Harsha
2  Division of Neuroradiology, Brain and Spine Centre, Indo-American Hospital, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India
,
Akash K. George
3  Department of Research and Development, Brain and Spine Centre, Indo-American Hospital, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India
,
Venkat R. Reddy
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Brain and Spine Centre, Indo-American Hospital, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India
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Publication History

08 April 2015

18 January 2016

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

The transsphenoidal approach to lesions of the sella turcica, especially for pituitary tumors, has been favored by neurosurgeons because of decreased perioperative patient morbidity and mortality of this approach compared with others. It is widely accepted because of its minimally invasive and maximally effective procedure. We report a rare case of a 63-year-old female patient with the asymptomatic delayed occurrence of sphenoid pyocele, 6 years after the initial pituitary surgery, and remained asymptomatic during this long interval.