Phaeohyphomycosis: an unusual pituitary mass

I Y L Yeung, B C Whitelaw, T Hortobagyi, I Bodi, M A Petrou, S E J Connor, N W M Thomas

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    A 64-year-old Caucasian woman presented with left eye pain and a transient left oculomotor nerve palsy. Subsequent imaging revealed a mass involving the sphenoid sinus and sella with suprasellar extension. A trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy was performed. Histopathology showed a fungal infection consistent with phaeohyphomycosis. Development of this lesion is probably attributed to allergic rhinitis and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Intravenous amphotericin and itraconazole treatment resulted in full recovery and the patient remains well at 6-month postoperative follow-up
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)442 - 445
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


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