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Pituitary apoplexy after stimulation tests.
  1. M. Vassallo,
  2. Z. Rana,
  3. S. Allen
  1. Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK.


    Pituitary apoplexy occurs after infarction of a non-neoplastic pituitary or sudden expansion of an adenoma following haemorrhage or infarction. It usually occurs spontaneously but can follow a number of causes including pituitary stimulation tests. Since this complication is potentially life-threatening, the benefits of subjecting patients who might have pituitary tumours to such tests should be considered.

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