n SA Journal of Radiology - Acute pituitary apoplexy complicating a pituitary macroadenoma : case report
|Article Title||Acute pituitary apoplexy complicating a pituitary macroadenoma : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||Febin Joseph, Zarina I. Lockhat, Janet Smal and Tshepo Peter Moja|
|Publication Date||Dec 2010|
|Pages||118 - 121|
|Keyword(s)||University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital|
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition caused by either haemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. In most cases, a pre-existing pituitary macroadenoma is present. Patients present with the clinical syndrome of headache, visual defects or ophthalmoplegia, altered state of consciousness and variable endocrine deficits.
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