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Pituitary apoplexy (spontaneous pituitary necrosis).
  1. Y. Sachdev,
  2. K. Gopal,
  3. V. K. Garg,
  4. S. S. Mongia

    Abstract

    Pituitary apoplexy or spontaneous pituitary necrosis is an ill-understood clinical syndrome. It may occur as a neurological emergency requiring urgent interference in a patient with a known pituitary dysfunction or it may be responsible for drawing attention to an as yet unrecognized pituitary pathology. It has a bizarre clinical profile and an unpredictable neurological and endocrine course. Patients may die at once or may recover with or without endocrine/neurological deficit. Six cases of pituitary apoplexy with varied clinical presentation are cited.

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