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Pituitary apoplexy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 E23.6
ICD-9 253.8
DiseasesDB 10049
MedlinePlus 001167
eMedicine oph/471
MeSH D010899

Pituitary apoplexy is an infarction or hemorrhage of the pituitary gland in the presence of a pituitary adenoma.[1]

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Symptoms

Diagnosis

Head CT and CSF analysis can be negative. MRI is more specific.

Treatment

Many patients can be treated with supportive treatment alone. In some cases surgical decompression can be necessary although indications for intervention are controversial.

References

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