Fatal postoperative 'pituitary apoplexy': its cause and management.

  title={Fatal postoperative 'pituitary apoplexy': its cause and management.},
  author={A Goel M Deogaonkar K Desai},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={9 1},
Two cases of giant pituitary tumours are reported. The patients underwent transcranial operation, one by the pterional and one by the subfrontal route. Only partial resection of the tumour was possible in each instance for various reasons. Acute worsening of the clinical condition in the immediate postoperative phase led to reoperation in both patients. In one case the reoperation was carried out within 45 min of the closure of the wound and in the other after 12 h. Massive swelling of the… CONTINUE READING

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