Analytic Review: Pituitary Tumor Apoplexy: A Review

  title={Analytic Review: Pituitary Tumor Apoplexy: A Review},
  author={R. Nawar and Dima Abdelmannan and W. Selman and B. Arafah},
  journal={Journal of Intensive Care Medicine},
  pages={75 - 90}
  • R. Nawar, Dima Abdelmannan, +1 author B. Arafah
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pituitary tumor apoplexy is an uncommon syndrome resulting often spontaneously from hemorrhage or infarction of a pre-existing pituitary adenoma. As the primary event involves the adenoma, the syndrome should be referred to as pituitary tumor apoplexy and not as pituitary apoplexy. The sudden increase in sellar contents compresses surrounding structures and portal vessels, resulting in sudden, severe headache, visual disturbances, and impairment in pituitary function. Initial management of… CONTINUE READING
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