Acute pituitary apoplexy complicating a pituitary macroadenoma

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Acute pituitary apoplexy complicating a pituitary macroadenoma
Creator Joseph, Febin Lockhat, Zarina I Janse van Rensburg, Malan Smal, Janet Moja, Tshepo Peter
Subject Radiology,Neurosurgery Pituitary Apoplexy; MRI; Endocrine deficits;
Description 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.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2010-12-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case Report
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v14i4.459
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 14, No 4 (2010); 118 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa
Rights Copyright (c) 2010 Febin Joseph, Zarina I Lockhat, Malan Janse van Rensburg, Janet Smal, Tshepo Peter Moja