Pituitary apoplexy caused by ruptured internal carotid artery aneurysm.

@article{Suzuki2001PituitaryAC,
  title={Pituitary apoplexy caused by ruptured internal carotid artery aneurysm.},
  author={Hiroaki Suzuki and Masatoshi Muramatsu and Kazutoshi Murao and Kenji Kawaguchi and Tatsuya Shimizu},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          567-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We report the first case of pituitary apoplexy caused by the rupture of an intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm embedded in a pituitary adenoma. CASE DESCRIPTION A 46-year-old man presented with clinical and CT findings typical of pituitary apoplexy. MRI showed an unusual flow-void protrusion into the intratumoral hematoma, which, however, was not diagnosed as a ruptured aneurysm until severe intraoperative bleeding occurred. Angiography after surgery revealed an… CONTINUE READING
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