Pituitary apoplexy following coronary artery bypass surgery.

  title={Pituitary apoplexy following coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Lee Shapiro},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={44 1},
  • Lee Shapiro
  • Published 1990 in Journal of surgical oncology
Pituitary apoplexy is a syndrome with variable clinical manifestations depending on which parasellar structures (such as the optic nerves and chiasm, cavernous and sphenoid sinuses, or the hypothalamus) are compressed when the pituitary undergoes rapid enlargement. Factors associated with cardiopulmonary bypass that may lead to pituitary apoplexy include ischemia, hemorrhage, edema, and positive pressure ventilation. Seven cases of pituitary apoplexy following cardiopulmonary bypass have been… CONTINUE READING