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Pituitary apoplexy: a neurological emergency case report.
J Ky Med Assoc. 2007 Nov; 105(11):538-40.JK

Abstract

Pituitary Apoplexy (PA) is associated with the sudden onset of headache, visual symptoms, altered mental status, and hormonal dysfunction due to acute hemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. PA is one of the most serious life threatening complications of pituitary adenoma. We report a 48-year-old male who woke lip with the worst headache of his life and was found to have an infarction of a pituitary macroadenoma. Rapid recognition, prompt management, and neurosurgical referral was lifesaving in this patient.

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Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, USA. psespi2@email.uky.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18183804

Citation

Espinosa, Patricio S., et al. "Pituitary Apoplexy: a Neurological Emergency Case Report." The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, vol. 105, no. 11, 2007, pp. 538-40.
Espinosa PS, Choudry B, Wilbourn R, et al. Pituitary apoplexy: a neurological emergency case report. J Ky Med Assoc. 2007;105(11):538-40.
Espinosa, P. S., Choudry, B., Wilbourn, R., Espinosa, P. H., & Vaishnav, A. G. (2007). Pituitary apoplexy: a neurological emergency case report. The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 105(11), 538-40.
Espinosa PS, et al. Pituitary Apoplexy: a Neurological Emergency Case Report. J Ky Med Assoc. 2007;105(11):538-40. PubMed PMID: 18183804.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pituitary apoplexy: a neurological emergency case report. AU - Espinosa,Patricio S, AU - Choudry,Bilal, AU - Wilbourn,Rance, AU - Espinosa,Patricio H, AU - Vaishnav,Anand G, PY - 2008/1/11/pubmed PY - 2008/1/26/medline PY - 2008/1/11/entrez SP - 538 EP - 40 JF - The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association JO - J Ky Med Assoc VL - 105 IS - 11 N2 - Pituitary Apoplexy (PA) is associated with the sudden onset of headache, visual symptoms, altered mental status, and hormonal dysfunction due to acute hemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. PA is one of the most serious life threatening complications of pituitary adenoma. We report a 48-year-old male who woke lip with the worst headache of his life and was found to have an infarction of a pituitary macroadenoma. Rapid recognition, prompt management, and neurosurgical referral was lifesaving in this patient. SN - 0023-0294 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18183804/Pituitary_apoplexy:_a_neurological_emergency_case_report_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -