Pituitary apoplexy

Discussion:

Pituitary apoplexy is an acute clinical syndrome caused by either hemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. Although variable, it typically comprises of a headache, visual deficits, ophthalmoplegia, and altered mental status. An existing pituitary macroadenoma is usually present (60-90%) but it can occur with healthy glands in few isolated cases. 

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