Conservative management of pituitary tumor apoplexy.Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2011 Jun; 55(5):345-8.AB
Pituitary tumor apoplexy is a rare neuroendocrine syndrome resulting, in most cases, from hemorrhage or infarctation of a pre-existing pituitary adenoma. Treatment recommendations vary; some authors advocate urgent surgical decompression of the tumor, whereas others suggest that conservative management can lead to recovery of neuro-ophthalmologic function. We describe two patients with pituitary tumor apoplexy who had clinically non-functioning macroadenomas and hypopituitarism, including hypogonadism. They were treated conservatively without surgery, and achieved tumor remission.